Weekday Wrap Up and A Kitchen Cheat Sheet

It has very busy at the 5 o’clock rush

The American Thanksgiving is just 20 days away and I will be posting our recent Thanksgiving dinner recipes as well as tips and tricks. Check out the first Thanksgiving post for My Best Mashed Potatoes for Thanksgiving Dinner

I have also been engaging with other food bloggers through Food Bloggers of Canada Facebook page.

One of the food blogs that I follow, Un Assaggio of food, wine, & marriage  today posted this awesome Kitchen Cheat Sheet.

I recommend that everyone print it out, laminate it and hanging it in your kitchen. It will be especially useful during the busy holiday season.

Have a great weekend…….looks like fall is here which means winter is around the corner. 😛

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Eggplant Stuffed with Italian Sausage, Couscous and Vegetables

I have made stuffed peppers in the past with ground beef and rice. This is a twist on that classic and dinner tonight was really to make good use of my fridge and freezer items.

Always check out my Instagram @the5oclockrush  to see my daily dinners photos.

Eggplant Stuffed with Italian Sausage, Couscous and Vegetables

Serves 4-6
Eggplant Stuffed with Italian Sausage, Couscous and Vegetables

Eggplant Stuffed with Italian Sausage, Couscous and Vegetables

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Smoker 101 and Memphis Dust Rub Recipe

I have received a lot of awesome feedback and questions with regards to this picture of our dinner on the5oclockrush on Instagram

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Smokers are an awesome piece of equipment! The most rejected meats can turn them into fall-off-the-bone delicacies when you use a smoker. Sadly, the money or space for a smoker needed for a smoker is not available to everyone. Thankfully, even without a smoker you can get that aroma and taste of meat that is slowly cook in your backyard on your grill even in your house in your oven.

We currently own this smoker Bradley Digital 4-Rack Electric Smoker | Canadian Tire

This Memphis Dust Rub has been one of my go-to spice rubs this summer for all of the meats we smoke or BBQ.

Smoker 101 and Memphis Dust Rub

Pork Tenderloin with Apple Rings and Fresh Peach Mango Salsa

Memphis Dust Rub Pork Tenderloins with Apple Rings and Fresh Peach and Mango Salsa

Memphis Dust Rub Pork Tenderloins with Apple Rings and Fresh Peach and Mango Salsa

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Weekday Wrap Up 6

Here are the latest pictures from the 5 o’clock rush kitchen for this week’s Weekday Wrap Up.

The pictures are the Dinner Spread we enjoyed at the trailer with friends. When we entertain at the trailer, or Glamping, there is always lots of food and lots of variety. And we utilize the charcoal BBQ for everything, even dessert.

Dinner Spread Menu included:

Main Dishes were Salmon steamed in foil, Fresh Caught Pickerel which was pan-fried, Smoked Scallops, and Chicken Breasts.

Sides were Wild Rice and Mashed Potatoes with garlic and brie. Mozzarella, tomatoes with Homemade Pesto and balsamic glaze. And a Spinach Salad with tomatoes and peppers.

Dessert was Grilled Ontario Peaches with Ontario Maple Syrup.

This is the last long weekend of the summer in Canada before school starts. 😦

Back to more consistent dinners, after school activities and  the dreaded school lunches. 😛

Have a great long weekend

Chef Kim

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Catch of the Day! Pickerel and Silver Bass

We were lucky enough to enjoy this Pickerel and some Silver Bass for dinner from when my DH and DD went fishing on Lake Erie.

Look Mom! Dinner tonight is Pickerel caught on Lake Erie.

Silver Bass, is a fish that my DH and fishing buddy usually throw back when they are out on the lake. My DH decided to keep a few to give the fish a try. After doing some research, many fishermen do keep the Silver Bass and recommend soak the fish in milk for at least an hour or overnight.

Always check out my Instagram @the5oclockrush  to see my daily dinners photos.

Catch of the Day! Pickerel and Silver Bass

Pan Fried Pickerel with Green Beans on a bed of Cream Polenta

Pan Fried Pickerel with Green Beans on a Bed of Creamy Polenta

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