Thursday, May 3, 2012

15 is a crowd

We received our wedding invitation to my husband’s cousin’s wedding in Charleston, South Carolina. Have you seen a sweeter invitation? I love the lace and the map of Charleston inside the envelope. You just know the wedding is going to be planned beautifully, down to every last detail.

I can’t believe it is only six weeks away (it sounds like I’m the bride). But really, June 15 and even better, warm summer weather, is quickly approaching.

My husband, Emmerson and I are staying in a house with my husband’s family – his parents, sisters, husbands and kids. 15 in all. It will certainly be a full house. We plan to have most meals there because it’s just easier with all those kids. Does anyone have meal ideas for a crowd? Think small kitchen, no outdoor grill and probably a few picky eaters.

Why is spaghetti the only thing coming to mind? Please post your ideas here.


  1. This is a good recipe and it's sweet so kids like it. You can grill it, bake it, or microwave it.



    1/2 cup TFM maple syrup

    1 tablespoon lemon juice

    2 tablespoons soy sauce

    3 garlic clove, minced

    1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced

    1 1/4 pounds salmon

    2 tablespoons scallions, thinly sliced

    Mix all ingredients except salmon and scallions. Cut salmon fillet into 4 serving pieces. Place in shallow glass or plastic dish. Drizzle marinade over fish reserving about 1/4 cup marinade. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
    Preheat grill to medium-high, place fish in oiled foil or directly onto oiled grill grate. Cook until fish flakes easily with fork, about 5 minutes per side.
    To serve, drizzle reserved 1/4 cup marinade over fish; top with scallions.

  2. That sounds delicious. As long as we have maple syrup, maybe we could try this recipe too.
    Instead of marjarom, I just use whatever dried herb I have - thyme, oregano.


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