Archive for July, 2009

This week’s goodies


  • herbed goat cheese
  • eggs
  • cabbage
  • cherry and grape tomatoes
  • 2 pints of blueberries
  • basil
  • pecans
  • arugula

I also ordered some beets from the online store.

space-age beets!

space-age beets!

(They didn’t come this way, but I forgot to take a picture before I wrapped them in foil for roasting.)

Thursday’s supper

I was really happy with last night’s supper. We had microwaved sweet potatoes, toasted whole grain bread with honey butter, blueberries, and an arugula salad with radishes, carrots, cucumbers, little tomatoes, bleu cheese, and strawberry jam vinaigrette.


The arugula was delicious! I was surprised because I think of arugula as nice in a mixed salad but too bitter to stand on its own. I think the sweet dressing helped.

After we’d eaten and cleaned up, Chris commented on how much he enjoys having smaller meals now. This is a man that can put away some food – just ask my mother! But now he prefers not stuffing himself silly. Chris read that the signal for fullness lags behind the actual food consumption, so it takes a little faith to stop ahead of time. Either that or a stingy wife.


The first item on this week’s menu is bruschetta. First, I’ll cook down some tomatoes with olive oil and garlic. Maybe not the little cherry ones; I’m going to start with the little Roma looking tomatoes and fill in with my leftover non-vine-ripened tomatoes. (Non-vine-ripened tomatoes is code for green tomatoes that I never got around to frying.)

Then, I’ll top some olive-oiled French bread with the cooked tomatoes, goat cheese, and fresh basil and bake until it’s done. Oh, and grated Asiago cheese on top.

We’ll have it with more arugula salad. I did buy some leaf lettuce at Kroger in case the arugula was too much by itself. So we’ll have some of that, too.

Looking at the time and listening to my stomach, I think I’m going to have to go make the bruschetta now. I’ll be back with pictures and more plans later today!

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