this week's menu

By Tuesday, August 17, 2010 , , ,

The oppressive humidity and heat have finally lifted in Madison. Driving home last night, I had all the car windows open. With the breeze blowing in Pickle’s hair, he said to me, “it’s nice.” I had to agree.

We’ve been eating loads of tomatoes and with reports of a possible late blight, everyone should eat up this capricious crop while it lasts. There’s nothing better or simpler than a tomato sandwich: toast two slices of hearty bread, slice some tomatoes, slather both pieces of toast with mayonnaise, layer on the tomato slices, sprinkle with a little salt and pepper, top with other piece of toast and voila! Lunch or dinner is served. Add some sliced melon and you have yourself a full meal of summer delights.

Our CSA box was burgeoning with vegetal goodness. Here’s what it held:
Bunch arugula
Collard greens
Heirloom Tomatoes
Jalapeno Peppers
Patty Pan Squash
Red and yellow onions
Red Potatoes
Sungold Tomatoes
Sweet Mini Peppers

Menu: week of 15 August 2010
BLTs with heirloom tomatoes and arugula
Monday: sautéed sweet peppers and sausage pizza
Tuesday: roasted sungold tomato tart with caramelized onions served with sautéed corn
Wednesday: patty-pan squash and sweet pepper enchiladas with salsa verde and crema Mexicana
Thursday: patatas bravas served with steamed broccoli
Friday: eggplant cutlet sandwiches served with fresh ricotta, basil and marinara.

Happy eating, -s.

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