Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Perfect Saturday

A perfect Saturday starting with a trip to the Union Square Farmer's Market for some veggies. I am trying to buy as many of our week's fruits and veggies at the market.

For $15 dollars we got:

4 ears of corn
2 eggplants
2 cucumbers
1 summer squash
1 zucchini
bunch of basil
1 1/2 lbs. of carrots
bundle of beets

...pretty amazing right?? Who says you can't buy veggies on a budget, and local at that! :)

We'll need some greens, and fruit for the week. But, should be able to make dinner almost all week with these veggies ;)

We then headed out to Concord to our friend Jen's family house for lunch. Jen made a green salad, and this week's New York Times gazpacho.

The green salad & the bread plate(not gluten free - for the boys!)

Dave does not like gazpacho, so we brought tuna to make a sandwich ;)

My plate: the perfect 'on a hot day' gazpacho & greens with tuna.

Luna had a great time in Concord playing in the pond with Satchel, who is a 6 month old yellow lab, and Lenny. She was plum tuckered out!

We then had Jen & Carlo plus the dogs all over for dinner in the backyard.

The menu:
grilled polenta sandwiches filled with homemade pesto, roasted eggplant, fresh mozz, basil leaves, and tomatoes from Jen's family garden.
lentil salad
arugula salad

A FULL veggies dinner without any revolt from Dave. Woo hoo!!

Our tablescape :)

The polenta fix-ins- pesto, basil, mozz, and tomatoes

The lentil salad and roasted eggplant

Arugula salad...and my empty wine glass ;)

My delicious plate... I wasn't in the mood for lentil salad...

I made gingerbread s'more cake for dessert. I changed the recipe as per usual. I cooked the cake inside and not on the grill, made it gluten free( a mixture of chickpea, brown rice and potato flour), used extra pumpkin pie spice instead of ginger, and used semi-sweet chocolate instead of Hershey bars. It was ooey gooey and reminded me of a night by the fire.


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