Life has been crazy lately. Still gotta eat, though!
Quinoa Salad with dried cranberries, onion, tomato, and cilantro- (This one was from a while ago, but I didn't want it to feel neglected...)
Side salad with onions, mushrooms, and a homemade honey-mustardish dressing-
Mac'n'cheese topped with rosemary bread crumbs-
A pile of green stuff. I mean, kale chips! I couldn't get a good picture, but they were actually beautiful. AND DELICIOUS. I can't believe I'd waited this long to make them! This will definitely be a reoccurring food item.
A wonderfully delicious dinner of Thom's DELICIOUS mashed potatoes (with basil flowers!), asparagus, mushrooms, yellow squash, and a Gardein santa fe good stuff (And hey, they're the ones who don't capitalize---not me!) which was a chicken-ish burger stuffed with beans and corn. It came from the store. But...I put caramelized onions on top. I was feeling burned out on tofu that night, so when we stopped by the store to get OJ to go with our tequila, we picked up a packet of Gardein. I'd never tried this before, but it was good. I'm usually not much for packaged fake meat, but this had a good texture and wasn't extremely salty like most store-bought mock meat. I would recommend it! Oh, and it definitely stood up to grilling, I never worried about it falling apart for one minute.
Another night, I threw all of the veggies that needed to be used onto the grill and then onto some lettuce. And then onto Thom's tummy because he is much better at taking photos than I am. I'm the shakiest! This was a very good salad.
We celebrated summertime weekendom by having grilled breakfast outside. This was an awesome occasion. We grilled mushrooms, slices of local tomato crusted with cornmeal and nutritional yeast, Gimme Lean sausage, and pancakes. The pancakes were cooked in a cast iron skillet, but for these purposes I think that sure as heck still counts as grilling.
Here is Thom being the pancake master. Complete with coconut-milk pouring action!
Here is one of our plates. MMM, this was good. Thom is the pancake master, and he is good at what he does. I would've love to've made more mushrooms, but for some reason we only had two left! I wonder why I saved two mushrooms instead of just cooking them the other night... But whatever. I'm glad I at least got to have one! And I accidentally ended up making kind of a lot of sausage, 'cause I mixed it with breadcrumbs to help it be workable enough to put on the grill. It ended up being delicious, so we ate it all anyway!
Here are some things that I've found outside recently:
A whole bunch of green tomatoes from one of our plants that is dying-
A slug eating some rotten tomatoes-
Thom with some grass on his head-
Our Thai hot chilis-
The awesome purple flower (petunia?) that Thom planted for me, our habenero plant, and my ankles. We also have jalapeños and anaheim chilis, 3 kinds of basil, rosemary, parsley, eggplant, dying tomatoes and dead catnip. Whee!
Mm, I think that's about it. See ya later, suckas.
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