Happy Tuesday guys! I hope your transition from the weekend is going smoothly! I have a pretty uneventful week over here, but that is okay by me!
Like many people, I am not a fan of tofu in its natural state. It has no taste or texture and is kind of slimy. Eww. But I do really like tofu, if it is cooked properly and has a lot of taste and a firm texture. The most important thing I have learned with tofu is to slice it thinly and get all of the moisture out of it. I do this by laying down napkins with the tofu on top and simply pressing down on the pieces with more napkins and firm pressure to squeeze out all of the moisture.
Next, I marinate the tofu. The best way to ensure your tofu has flavor is to marinate it (30 minutes is plenty) in the flavors you like. This time I used: olive oil, lime juice, red wine vinegar, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, salt and pepper.
Over the years, I have baked, fried, grilled, steamed, and broiled tofu. My two favorite ways to cook tofu are on the grill or to broil it in the oven because it gets the tofu super crispy on the outside (just the way I like it). For dinner, I paired it with a small salad, steamed broccoli, and baked sweet potato fries.
On Sunday afternoon, I put my husband to work 🙂 (he really likes using his power tools).
We finally got some wedding photos hung up on the wall. The love sign in the center was a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law. The small words in the background are the reading that my aunt read at our wedding. Such a thoughtful gift.
These are the homemade shelves we made and the flat logs were the guest books at our wedding. I am still playing around with the look since one is blank, but I think I will do 2 on each shelf with a bunch of candles.
Have you guys seen the show Shameless? It is pretty funny and very light-hearted. Riley likes it too 😉
Three dogs on my lap.
And my sweet Callie girl ready for some fun at the dog park.
See you guys tomorrow! Have a great one!
- Do you like tofu? Favorite recipe?
- Did you do a traditional guest book at your wedding or something different?
- Tell me one thing you are looking forward to this week!