This morning, I went to the farmer's market and got a ton of stuff, because my family was having a special get-together. My sister and her boyfriend flew in from Boston for Mom and Dad's birthday/anniversary week. Mom and Dad have their birthdays and anniversary three days in a row. The picture is in my parents' kitchen.
Today, I bought eggplant, zucchini, red pepper, squash blossoms, watermelon pickle, potatoes, mozzarella, chevre, corn, gluten-free brownies, gf bread, and gf mini artichoke/three cheese crab cakes.
Tonight's dinner rocked. First, for hors d'oeuvres, we had caprese salad (tomatoes from my garden with fresh mozzarella, basil leaves, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a little salt) and the mini crab cakes. For dinner, we ate:
- grilled eggplant, zucchini, red peppers, and onions.
- corn on the cob
- stuffed squash blossoms with chevre
- chicken satay with peanut sauce
- fresh fruit salad
Me (earlier in the day, before dinner, after eating three devilled eggs): I should stop eating these.Shannon
Mom: Yes you should. Save some for dinner.
Mom (later, at the end of dinner): ...and Francisco helped peel the eggs.
Me: What eggs? (smirk)
Mom: I can't believe we forgot to put out the eggs! Anyone want an egg?
Me: Not me. I helped with them earlier.
Mom: Francisco loves eggs. You should have seen him the first time he ate them. Francisco, you want an egg?
Francisco: No. I'm too full. I'm pregnant.
Bridget (sticks out her belly): Me too. (But not really. I am not breaking a news story).
Dad: That was the best dinner ever.