Ah, Friday afternoon — nearly time for the weekend. I am ready for a break from the office. I got out for a bit today and met a friend for lunch. I had a fattouch salad and a cup of lentil soup. The lentil soup was very good.
I hope to get a few things done this weekend. I was thinking last night that I need to make a summer bucket list and do all the things on the list. Some projects, but some fun things as well.
I plan to make my usual trip to the local farm market tomorrow. I hope to buy some green beans this week. The corn I bought last week was good, so I will buy another 1/2 dozen ears. I roasted the broccoli last night, so I need more of that.
I tried a new recipe last night. I cooked spaghettini and made a parsley sauce and then added blue cheese crumbles. Blue cheese and pasta — who would have thunk it? I liked it and will definitely make it again. I ate roasted broccoli with it. Great meal.
The lasagna rolls turned out great. I cooked 8 lasagna noodles. I laid a noodle out flat and then spooned on ricotta cheese, marinara sauce and then a baby spinach leaf or two. Rolled it up and put it in a baking dish. When all the rolls were done, I poured the remaining marinara over the top, sprinkled with mozzarella and baked. Then I put a container of mixed greens salad in the fridge to go with the rolls.
I think this weekend I will make the lima bean-artichoke heart salad again and serve it with bruschetta. Not sure what else I will make. Perhaps some curried egg salad sandwiches. Insalata caprese is a must. I have two good size yellow tomatoes and two red tomatoes to use up.
We had a thunderstorm and hail blow through on Wednesday night. Some areas of town got the tennis ball/baseball size hail — mine did not — and I am very grateful for that. Three years ago I lost both windshields in my car to that kind of hail and would hate for it to happen again. I do have a few new dings here and there — I hope they pop out with the 100+ temps. We had nickel to quarter size hail, and a lot of it! It sure did a number on my tomato plants, my herbs, and my roses.
I have some books to pick up from the library. I want to get some of my safari photos up on the blog and on Facebook. I would like to go to the acoustic arts assoc. concert in a local park tomorrow — if it is not too hot out. It starts at 11 a.m. and ends around 2 p.m.
This week’s local music theater production is Kiss Me, Kate, and I have season tickets for Sunday afternoons this year, so that is where you can find me on Sunday afternoon.
Ah, how to fit everything in? It appears that this weekend will indeed go by too quickly as most do.
By the way, I did find the soy hot dogs and the fashionista made chili cheese dogs with vegetarian chili and cheddar cheese and they were yummy.