Gosh, two posts in one day! All my leisure time is showing, I guess. It's amazing what you can get done when you aren't taking care of a toddler.
So first of all, about food, today we were in Portland and I went to the Lloyd Farmers Market and got a Menagerie snack plate from Savory et Sweet. I think I posted about having one in July, it's a veritable bounty of deliciousness. The picture above doesn't really do it justice. It had a prune with blue cheese, a delicious half sandwich, a cucumber stuffed with quinoa salad, a slice of pear, grapefruit and cheese, a pea pod, an asparagus spear, a roasted blue potato and a yellow chili, roasted walnuts, and the thing in the bottom right corner is a crepe with vanilla whipped cream. I was dreaming about making a summer meal of bites like this for lovely friends all afternoon, even though it was bitterly cold. It's so nice to eat a beautiful healthy meal.
And then tonight, I got to enjoy the first meal of our new dinner co-op. My friend, Aishi, came up with this idea of four couples making meals for each other once a week, so you only cook once and you get 3 other meals delivered to you. Tonight she delivered a delicious Fish Stew, Caesar Salad with roasted capers and bread. Tomorrow is my night to cook and I am making Turkey Stuffing Meatloaves and Mashed Potatoes with Herbs and salad, with a Lemon Tart for dessert.
The dinner is from Rachel Ray, and the Lemon Tart recipe is from Grand Central Bakery cookbook. All new recipes, my fellow co-op members are guinea pigs . I'll let you know how it goes.