Thursday, July 1, 2010

Back to Frugality

Chris and I took a spontaneous vacation to Montreal from Thursday to Tuesday. It was energizing and relaxing at the same time! It wasn't our first visit, so we were able to relax more...enjoy the whirlpool and room service. We definitely indulged! Crab cocktail, roasted salmon, gazpacho, creamy tomato soup, grilled eggplant and caeser salad with bacon! Call me a traditionalist but not everything is better with bacon. All this yumminess enjoyed with a martini, glass of wine or local beer. Or all of the above. Meci beaucoup Montreal!

Now it's back home and back to reality...and frugality at that.

Picked up the CSA share today and a few castaways in the arugula. Leaner and greener meals ahead of us! Like this potato-greens gratin from a recipe my Dad's cousin Mary Moses shared. It's a great way to sneak in broccoli rabe or other bitter greens for the non-fans. Saute the mixed greens with evoo and garlic and layer with sliced cooked potatoes and spicy cheese. Bake in the oven until brown and melty--who can resist? Yellow, green, and crookneck squash are on the menu this week. Salads with cucumber and fennel, more home made pesto and mint tea. Other nearby farms offered cherries and berries galore!

Stay tuned!

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