Friday Food Round-Up!

The best news of the week is that once again, we have produce from Gregor Farm!  This week, I requested the tomatoes that went into Sunday’s lunch and the corn and potatoes that became a part of Monday night’s dinner.  I’m sure y’all know what the rest of August is going to look like for our family food-wise!

Sunday – Grilled Bread with Ricotta and Tomatoes and Grilled Bread with Eggplant and Basil

Sunday Lunch

I don’t know what got into me on Sunday where I decided that I wanted Marcus and I to have a structured lunch.  But it did and so we did.  These toasts from bon appetit were something that I was just itching to make and were actually slated to be our dinner at one point in time.

We ended up using whipped cream cheese instead of ricotta cheese.  There wasn’t any ricotta at ALDI and I was not prepared to pay $7/container at the regular grocery store.  I know some of you are probably rolling your eyes at me right now, but that is an expensive proposition, grocery-budget wise!

Sunday -Strawberry Shortcake from The Homesick Texan’s Family Table

Sunday Dessert

While Marcus was out playing board games with the guys at their bi-monthly game night, I was eating dinner with my parents and in-laws.  I told Mom that I would bring either salad or dessert and she picked Door #2.

I know that Lisa tells us to make our own whipped cream and I even bought the pint to do it, but at the end of the day, whipped cream from the can won-out.

Monday – Grilled Chicken Thighs with 4-3-2-1 Spice Rub, Dijon Potatoes, Corn on the Cob and Knock-Off “Chicken Bucket” Coleslaw


This is the week that demolished our stash of spice rub, so one of my Sunday projects will be creating a new batch to keep on hand.

The potatoes and corn were (not surprisingly) delicious and precisely the flavor I’ve been missing since the farm shut its stand down for the season last fall.

What I really want to talk about though, is the coleslaw.  A few weeks ago, I found myself in a discussion about coleslaw and was arguing the point that coleslaw from a bag is idiot-proof and delicious v. every other scratch version I have made.  Jeanne snuck in a suggestion that I might like to try her version from scratch and OHMYGODYOUGUYS.  Just make a double-batch and serve it to everyone you love.


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