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You may have noticed….

…that the pictures are looking a little better.

There’s been an addition to our family. A very very nice addition.

Nikon d5000

Because it’s not my skillz that have gotten better, that’s for sure.

This was very, very good. Recipe from Andrea Meyers.

With these

I think we’ll be eating a lot of Mozzarella Toasts with Spicy Herb Oil. They were so easy to make.

This week’s meals.

Sunday: Too full from eating steak, corn, and salad for lunch at Miles’ aunt’s house in Wayne, ME. Dessert was particularly excellent–homemade coffee Heath ice cream from Tubby’s on top of Simply Divine Brownies. The brownies were after-market from the manufacturing facility. Just the ends–so they were $7 for a big bag instead of $3.50 for a single brownie. So good that I had to get my own bag on the way home.

Monday: Cucumber Salad with Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, and Thai Lime Vinaigrette from Andrea Meyers with Fresh Mozzarella Toasts with Spicy Herb Oil

Tuesday: Risotto with Sausage, grilled corn on the cob

Wednesday: Cucumber, Tomato, and Feta Salad with those yummy mozzarella toasts again

Thursday: Grilled Sausage Subs with Peppers and Onions, and maybe some broccoli

Friday: Leftovers.

Overrun with tomatoes.

And then not so much. They didn’t turn into a lot, but what’s there is REALLY good.

I slow roasted my first harvest, using this recipe from Andrea Meyers: cooking, gardening, and four hungry guys.

Mine started out looking like this:

Somehow I roasted them too much, though. Eight hours is a long time, and though mine were only in for about six, some of the tomatoes were so burned or shriveled or dried that they weren’t usable. Sooo….I guess next time I’ll decrease the temp to maybe 200 degrees and/or roast for a shorter amount of time. I’m so excited to use these, though. They are really, really sweet and caramelly. I ended up with 2 small jelly jars and one Ball plastic freezer jar, all of which are packed in oil and in the freezer, and then an almost full small jelly jar for this week’s salads.

Best chicken ever. Thanks, Jamie Oliver.

Fry chicken in butter and oil.

Add 1/2 cinnamon stick, 10 cloves of garlic (not even peeled!), some lemon zest, sage (I used thyme) and some milk.

Roast uncovered until done, basting occasionally if you remember. It will smell amazing in your house.

Serve. Oh my. So good.

Jamie Oliver’s Chicken in Milk

Pregnancy Panini

Everyone I have mentioned this too has said that it is completely disgusting. Except my father in law, who said that he thought it sounded pretty tasty.

The other night I was wanting sweet and savory and cheesy all at once, and made this panini:

That, my friends, is a Peach, Chocolate Chip, Bacon, and Mozzarella Panini.

It was amazing. The end.

I mean, among the MANY reasons.

Last week I got into a bind and didn’t have enough eggs. I hope THAT never happens again. I cracked my last farm fresh egg (right) into the bowl, and then an egg from the grocery store (left).

What a pale, sad sight.

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