The sun came out for me to eat lunch!! She’s been in and out of the clouds all day, so I’m hoping she’s out for good.
Before the sun came out, I was thinking split pea soup for lunch, but after – what else but a fresh salad! I used some of our CSA greens for the base. I’m not quite sure what kind of greens they were, but they were tender enough for a salad so I ate them!
I made a delicious homemade balsamic vinaigrette to go with them:
- 1 tbsp aged balsamic vinegar
- 1.5 tsp honey dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp EVOO
- Pinch kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary (the most important ingredient)
Shake all together in a jar.
I also broiled some of our new radishes and carrot slices for about 8 minutes (thanks Julz for the recommendation!). In In Defense of Food, Pollan says one pro of CSAs is that you eat veggies you otherwise wouldn’t. I’ve never been fond of radishes – my dad used to eat them raw with salt when I was little and they just tasted too grassy for me. Well, of course I like them now. But I thought they were WAY better cooked than raw. Raspberries and goat cheese rounded out the salad 🙂
I also made a ham and cheddar sandwich, complemented with jalapeños, romaine and mustard.
And lastly, kiwi and Fage:
It’s been so nice to eat lunch at home this week. My summer school night chemistry starts in a week and a half, and during the 3 weeks of just that course I’ll be making more dinners for lunch and lunches for dinner (since the course is from 6-9pm). Then in early June, I start my 5 weeks of summer school craziness (8 am to 9pm practically straight through), and I’ll be eating both lunch and dinner away from home. It’s going to be 5 weeks of on-the-run packed meals. Hopefully those 5 weeks will lend some good tips on eating healthy when you don’t have a minute to spare.
I Baked A Cake
Well, not technically. I tried scones again. This time it was Cooking Light’s Lemon-Walnut Scones (minus the lemon plus chocolate chips). Well, these are delicious – if you like CAKE!! They are not scones. Scones should be crumbly and dry!! Nevertheless, they do taste good. I had a piece of one but did well resisting licking and nibbling. I only licked the bowl and there wasn’t much left!
Please help me find a crumbly scone recipe that doesn’t call for 2 sticks of butter!! (I did use real butter in these but I think the problem was the milk. I think I need a drier dough.) Any tips?
The crust is great – very scone-like. But it’s the inside that needs work. Again, I think I just need less liquid in my dough.