Breakfast: sausages, an asiago bagel sliced into four pieces of toast, fried eggs for Shane and slices of tomato for me. Weekend Edition Sunday and the puzzle. Coffee. A late morning attempt at geocaching turned into half an hour of wandering in the woods. Who knew that we could wander in the woods without leaving our neighborhood?
Lunch: I had intended to riff on this recipe for dinner last night, but we ate at weird hours, and so pushed this back to today. While I prepped and grilled mushrooms, zucchini, and a purple pepper on our grill pan, Shane picked basil and whipped up a quick batch of pesto. We spread ricotta on toast, then topped it with pesto or fresh basil, piles of vegetables, and a drizzle of balsamic crema. Soo good, especially followed by a moped ride downtown, walking around in the sunshine, and froyo from Lab.
Dinner: We picked up more chickens from Back 40 yesterday, but neither of us felt like chicken. We did, however, feel like end-of-the-fridge snacks: corn on the cob, edamame, asiago from last week’s snack dinner, an assortment of pickles, and homemade beet chips using wee beets from our garden and a recipe from the Spanish cookbook. They started out as small colorful coins:
And after a short swim in very hot oil, they ended up like this:
Not really big enough to dip in the salt-and-peppered ricotta, but totally delicious anyway. A fine way to end a fine weekend – and also another recipe knocked off of the Spanish cookbook challenge.