And then I got busy. Tonight we had:
- Sauteed greens: beet, spinach, arugula
- Beets with horseradish vinaigrette (a recipe the CSA provider gave me; it was very tasty, but I'm not sure I liked it better than the other ways I have beets, namely, on green salad with goat cheese or with the horseradish sauce I discovered last Thanksgiving)
- A medley of sauteed zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes, purple onion, garlic, and fresh basil
And we are having two dessserts!! I had some aging bananas in the kitchen and I didn't want to make banana bread again, but then I remembered that my friend Sapphire Pen has a recipe for Banana Cake in one of my old Betsy-Tacy cookbooks — and then on the opposite page I saw a recipe from my friend the Benson Librarian for "Peaches and Cream Dessert," and as you know we have a basket of peaches . . .
So, two desserts, why not? It's fruit. !!!
I made the cake in a Bundt pan and frosted it with Brown Butter Icing. The peach dessert has a cakey bottom (made with vanilla pudding mix!) topped with chopped peaches and covered in a sweetened cream cheese and egg mixture, and baked till golden and yummy. Both desserts look and smell fantastic, and only the excellence of my filling dinner is stopping me from diving in right now.
Mimosa and I are finally going to watch Ordinary People tonight, and while I had planned to do some mending (actually, I think my mending, per se, is done; what I have left are sewing projects, like turning my dumpy navy dress into a cute summer shift, and transferring the appliqué from my tattered favorite pillowcases to new handmade pillowcases — things like that), but I've been on my feet for hours. Instead, I will probably drink the last glass of leftover sangria from my birthday and give myself over to the beautiful anguish of Timothy Hutton and Mary Tyler Moore, in their best performances ever (in my ever-humble opinion). (But seriously, if you have a different favorite TH and/or MTM performance, tell me! Because I was completely blown away by these two in this movie, and I'd love to know what your candidate is.)
Note how I am completely avoiding the topic of weight loss. I think I'm taking a vacation day.
(Tomorrow Mimosa and I will get up early for our run/walk; it's a short vacation, in other words.)
Off to weep!