Mid-Week

We all had dentist appointments yesterday afternoon–The bambino’s visit was his first. No one has any cavities and the bambino was pretty good while Jay & I were getting our teeth cleaned. As a reward for fairly good behavior, Jay treated us to Guadalajara for dinner afterwards. I opted to take a technology break last night, so there aren’t any pictures, but it was delicious as always.

Jay pulled a bunch of cherry tomatoes from one of our plants yesterday and this evening, he picked a few more:


I consulted one of my cookbooks and found a recipe for a tomato-potato salad. Neither Jay or I like traditional potato salad–I think it’s because of the mayonnaise (at least that’s why I don’t like it–I forget Jay’s reasoning). This one contains potatoes, sliced tomatoes, herbs, and is dressed with oil & vinegar. The recipe calls for Roma tomatoes, but none of ours are ripe yet, so I figure the cherry tomatoes will work fine.

We also have corn!


We decided to pick a sacrificial ear this evening, just to check on it. Jay actually ate the entire thing raw, but said it was not ripe. We’ve both been really paranoid that we wouldn’t get anything because of the horrid earwig problem we have. Apparently, though, while all the silks are nibbled down to the stalk, the actual ears appear to be okay. We’ll let them go a little longer and then start picking!

I’d taken some cube steaks out to thaw a couple days ago, so I fixed them for dinner this evening:


I also made some roasted potatoes to go along with:


Now that the heat’s broken, it’s not as painful to turn the oven on.


I thought about it too late to make some sweet corn to go with the meal (I got some from work). Oh well. I’m thinking we’ll grill some over the weekend.

For dessert, I had another bowl of ice cream.


I actually was thinking about giving up sugar for a week. I was waiting until we finished the ice cream (Jay had bought us one of those giant buckets), as that’s a weakness that rivals chips. I’ve mentally been keeping track of extraneous sugar I consume, and it’s ungodly. Monday, I had taken some of the Red Velvet cupcakes to work, and I had a couple on break. I got a Hershey bar at lunch (I didn’t want cupcakes). I had more cupcakes when I got home. I had ice cream for dessert. Today, I had the ice cream, along with a couple sugar cookies at break, along with a cinnamon roll at lunch, AND peanut butter wafers at my morning break. Ugh. And while I still have tomorrow and Friday to get through, I think starting Saturday, I’m going to try going without extra sugar for awhile. I’m not going to go completely nuts with it–I’m just going to try NOT getting a candy bar any time I go to the store, getting regular coffee and skipping the desserts for awhile. We’ll see how it goes!

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    • Thanks Julie! I don’t really have one–I used little new potatoes (they’re called Baby Blondes or something like that, but red potatoes or Yukon Golds would work too), cut them in half or quarters, tossed them in olive oil, salt & pepper, then chucked them in a 400-degree oven for about 25-30 minutes. About halfway through, I stirred & tossed them, so they wouldn’t stick or get burned.

  1. Reading this post makes me want to go eat some carrots – only because I have eaten about twice the amount of sugar you have in the last few days.