Ah, freedom! Summer break is finally here, and I definitely enjoyed getting to the market the second it opened (actually, several minutes early, although you can’t actually purchase anything until 4 p.m.)…..although it didn’t seem quite as crowded as usual. The heat, perhaps?
I’ve got quite a few menu ideas running through my mind. I also have a couple of filet mignons that I bought from Brady’s Farm Direct Meats at St. Alban’s on Saturday, so I will likely incorporate that into this week’s meal plan. I’ll get it up ASAP!
Now that the weather is getting warm and here in Tennessee we’ve already had more than our share of 80+ degree days, I know everyone is chomping at the bit for some good soup recipes, right? No? Oops, sorry.
I did not get a great deal at market today, and I won’t be doing a meal plan tomorrow (although I will supplement with a recipe-I promise!). St. Alban’s starts their warm weather market hours Saturday, so I do plan to go there and hopefully will find some goodies there.
This is perfect spread on biscuits and I’m sure would be just as amazing on toast….but would also be perfect on ice cream or stirred into yogurt. Or you could strain the syrup from the berries and use the berries on a PB & J and add the syrup to club soda or milk for a sweet beverage. The possibilities are endless!
For some reason I was way out of sorts at the market today. I think it was because, due to this game called life, I am not going to be cooking as much as usual this week. In turn, I couldn’t really decided how much food to purchase.
Tell me the truth….are you a Brussels sprouts hater? I know…ahem,knew a lot of them. The reason I say knew is that every Brussels sprouts nay-sayer that has tried my tasty Brussels sprouts and bacon has been converted.
They’re actually pretty easy, and totally worth the effort. I decided to make these after our visit to Julie Darling Doughnuts….just a curiousity, really, but they were so good and so simple that I will definitely be making them again. As soon as possible.
One of my favorite things that my grandmother made was strawberry pie. This pie doesn’t contain that goopy glaze that you buy in a bag at the grocery store. It’s cool, refreshing, and delicious, and it tastes just as good now as it did when my grandmother made it when I was a child.
I got there at about 4:10 or 4:15 and there were about a million people there. And it was hot. I was sweating. There were a couple of new vendors there today (or at least vendors that I haven’t seen before). I stood in line at the Fall Creek Farms stall for about ten minutes. Crazy!