E went out to the land with Doogle,
(and an eyebrow wax, ouch!) and took the boys to a new-to-them restaurant. It used to be called Roy Rogers, then was named after the street it was on. Now that it has moved to Milford, it is still called Roney's.
Memorial Day picnic at church
SLOW COOKER GARLIC PARMESAN POTATOES
- 3 pounds baby Dutch yellow potatoes, halved
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
- Lightly coat the inside of a slow cooker with nonstick spray. Place potatoes, olive oil, butter, garlic, oregano, basil and dill into the slow cooker; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours or high heat for 2-3 hours, or until tender.*
- Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan and garnished with parsley, if desired.
MINI OATMEAL CREAM PIES
I used an oatmeal cookie mix (prepared as directed but with an additional TB of molasses) and made small cookies, then filled them with this:
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) cup unsalted butter, softened
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk or half and half
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter on medium-high speed for about 5 minutes. This process will lighten the color of the butter and ensure you buttercream in extra fluffy.
- Turn the speed down to low and gradually add in the powdered sugar. Continue mixing on low speed until the powdered sugar is completely incorporated. Add in vanilla extract and milk and mix until combined.
- Turn mixer back up to medium-high speed and beat the mixture for an additional 3-5 minutes. If needed, add in a little more cream 1 teaspoon at a time until you reach the consistency you desire.
(TBH, I didn't read the directions before I put everything in the bowl, so I just mixed it all up together and it turned out great- too good, in fact, because I ate all the icing that was leftover from the cookies BY MYSELF!) I contemplated adding some marshmallow cream to the filling but I'm glad I didn't because the frosting was perfect, not too sweet!
W tried to stay indoors,
I couldn't wait for the class competitions in volleyball! We beat the class older than us, but got smoked by the singles class! :(
What a great start to summer!