Sunday, January 13, 2013

Weekend Cooking 1/13

Each weekend, Beth Fish Reads hosts Weekend Cooking.  This is perfect for me since I love food and cooking almost as much as I love books!

I actually did embarrassingly little cooking this week! Despite my resolve to cook after eating so much take-out at my father-in-law's over New Year's, we ended up getting take-out twice this week! First, we discovered our oven was broken, then we started the week with a couple of days of left-overs, and then my chronic illness flared up, so on a busy day, I gave in and we got 5 Guys for dinner. Oh, I know how unhealthy it is, but IT. IS. SO. GOOD! Especially those fries. Then my son had several friends sleep over Friday night, so we ordered pizza.

I finally got cooking this weekend (a bit). We had one of our favorite dinners last night, Cajun Salmon Cakes - so yummy! We had roasted potatoes and roasted asparagus on the side.

Today is my youngest son's 15th birthday (15? how is that possible?), so I will be making him a cake. Both of my boys ask for the same cake for their birthdays every year - Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. I use the linked recipe but leave out the coconut and pecans (which they don't like) and instead decorate it with sliced bananas and strawberries, like my mom did when I was a kid (photo is from my older son's birthday this summer).

And that's it for this week! We are going out to dinner for my son's birthday, but I plan to do more cooking this week. Hope you are enjoying your food and cooking this week!


  1. Happy birthday to your son! I love how festive that cake looks. No wonder they request it.

    We love salmon, so I'll have to check out that recipe too.

  2. I hope your son had a great birthday. The cake looks wonderful. By the way, I made the Red Beans & Rice you posted last week. Wonderful!

  3. Your boys look so happy! I should try that variation of banana cake - sounds delicious.

    Too bad about your oven - hope things shape up soon!

  4. Janel -

    So glad you liked the Red Beans & Rice - it is a favorite at our house :)

    Cecelia - No worries - we have a temporary fix for the oven (so I could bake the birthday cake!) and the bottom element will be replaced for good tomorrow.