OK, OK. I’ll say it.
“Why the heck did we wait until mid-August to turn on the air conditioning!?!??!!”
It’s soooooo nice in here. Gosh.
Matt and I have had the best evening together. Cooking, walking and general lounging.
We decided to mix a few drinks while we prepped dinner. Since I’ve been doing a lot of drinking, I opted for a teeny tiny Minty Manhattan, which is a cross between a Manhattan and a Mint Julep.
Matt had an Allagash beer that my dad brought him from Maine!
And we set to work on this:
Turnip, potato and carrot pancakes seasoned with garlic and thyme and molded with an egg. I don’t have a recipe because I’m not even sure how many of each root went into the food processor, but I’d guess 2 of each kind plus the egg and seasonings taste.
We fried them in a skillet
And they turned out awesome!!!! Very buttery from the sweet roots –
Served with an egg + runny yolk
I also prepared collard greens with a Raspberry Jalapeno marinade leftover from the Great Harvest picnic (I think this came from EarthFare). It’s kinda like a slightly savory raspberry jam.
Is this bunch of collards not larger than life!?
To cook collards, remove leaves from stems –
And then tear them into bite size pieces.
Rinse and dry and put in Dutch oven with some water and your flavors and cook, turning, until leaves are wilted. Drain.
That bunch turned into this little pile:
They were good though! I added a little dijon mustard too –
I realized when we sat down to dinner that I wasn’t that hungry, so I left a cake for tomorrow –
Tusker sure enjoyed the party!! I had a few sips of the Allagash White that was opened too.
After dinner we went on a 30 minute walk through the neighborhood (and were happy to come home to a cool house!)
Not sure what the evening plans are, but I still have some Summit work to do!