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MARCH ROUND-UP

MARCH ROUND-UP

Happy March to you all, Galley Peeps.  For most of us in the north parts of the world it’s a month we all look forward to, regardless if we’ve had our last snow fall or not.  We know that gradually those dark winter days will turn into days that are longer and longer, warmer and warmer. I decided to do my March round up a little early because this is a big month around here.  Spring.  Several birthdays to celebrate…

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MAY ROUND-UP

MAY ROUND-UP

My goodness this month went fast!   We’ve been so busy dividing our time amongst getting the boat ready for her spring splash, preparing for guests and tending to getting our new-to-us gardens cleaned up that it’s left little time for anything else. I did take the time though to put together a list of your favourite Galley Kat recipes for the month of May. Simply click on the caption of each image for the recipe link. First way at…

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DECONSTRUCTED EGG ROLLS (stove top version)

DECONSTRUCTED EGG ROLLS (stove top version)

What to cook for dinner when time is tight and you’re craving something tasty, quick and Asian?  To make this one quicker I cut out the middle man so to speak….the egg roll wrappers.  I’ve made Deconstructed Egg Rolls before but in the pressure cooker (link to recipe below) but we are in the process of moving land homes and have left my pressure cooker on the boat.  And we got caught in Montreal traffic and Francois had his weekly…

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LION’S HEAD MEATBALLS

LION’S HEAD MEATBALLS

I have a very easy tasty Asian inspired  meal for you Galley Peeps.  Pork meatballs so full of flavour and tender cooked on a bed of greens in my Omnia stove top oven but you could easily make in a covered wok or baking dish. Don’t be thrown off by how ‘soupy’ the meat mixture is.  It came together very well once browned on each side and produced such juicy  results. If you wish, substitute Chinese cabbage roughly chopped for…

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CAJUN FOIL PACKETS

CAJUN FOIL PACKETS

Grilling time folks and this rather tasty meal could never be easier.  Just gather all your ingredients together. Divide amongst four sheets of foil and season liberally. The limiting ingredient is the potatoes (depending on the size), so when they are done the rest will be fully cooked, about 20-30 minutes and the corn was so juicy and tender it didn’t even need added butter. These would make a great camp fire meal shared with friends.  We made four packets…

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PEPPER BACON

PEPPER BACON

Oh my, but this was good!  I made a batch of this pepper bacon and before it was barely cooled I had consumed or rather inhaled at least half of it.  Sadly this was all that remained from one pound of bacon.  Seven slices.  I made a special trip back to the market for another package.  Bacon addicts anonymous should be notified. I think I’ve demonstrated how good it is on its own but added to a spicy grilled cheese…

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GRILLED BACON-WRAPPED PORK TENDERLOIN BITES

GRILLED BACON-WRAPPED PORK TENDERLOIN BITES

Missing my land-based Friday happy hours. The one day of the week that was a no-cook zone.  I could prepare things in advance but the whole idea was to create a no fuss, easy on the Galley Kat end of the week kind of dinner when we both got home from work.  Sometimes I would get a little carried away (who me?) with new recipes to try but it was that one sacred day…no not Sunday….sacred in the sense that…

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APPLESAUCE MEATLOAF

APPLESAUCE MEATLOAF

Ah, the versatility of the lowly meatloaf! So many ways to dress it up.  So many different ways to season.   It shows up quite often in my galley, providing variety, using different types of meats and oh, those leftovers.  The one pictured below gave up the basics with slices of bacon-wrapped deliciousness, followed by meatloaf sandwiches the next day and a bonus day of meatloaf and potato soup. Recipe here The next one, up to now, has been Captain’s…

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TASTY CARNITAS with ROASTED CORN SALSA

TASTY CARNITAS with ROASTED CORN SALSA

When Captain makes a request for something specific from the galley, the Kat does her best to comply.  Francois has been asking for pulled pork anything for some time now so tonight I broke out the pressure cooker to assuage his cravings.  The important thing to remember is that the cut of meat has to be a rather fatty one.  I’ve tried to make pulled pork with tenderloin before and the results were a bit dry.  You can always fudge…

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ASIAN-INSPIRED MEATBALLS with CUCUMBER SALAD

ASIAN-INSPIRED MEATBALLS with CUCUMBER SALAD

‘Tis the season filled with shopping, facing crowds, traffic. The season filled with over-scheduling.  The season filled with stress for some.  Well, if I can offer you just one super easy and super delicious recipe to serve to your guests, one that can be prepared a little in advance then I am one very happy Galley Kat. This post is actually two recipes in one because sometimes Happy Hour is all that’s necessary if you offer all or most of…

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