Grilled quesadilla and tortilla chips and guacamole
The lone avocado resting on the shelf in my refrigerator was demanding attention on Saturday. I purchased it with the memory of the guacamole I tried in Asheville a couple of weeks ago. In the past, I have avoided guacamole because I spent many, many years disliking it every time I attempted a taste. But for some reason, in a small Pan-Latin restaurant in Asheville I scooped up some and gave guacamole the 119th chance. It was good. Damn good. I ate all of it. No one elese got any.
I peeled and pitted the avocado and chucked it in the food processor with some onions, garlic, salt and a bit of flat leaf parsley. (A dog that shall not be named crushed my cilantro.) A quick splash of lime juice to brighten everything up and it was as simple as that. Guacamole! It was pretty darn good too. Since I knew it was best not to repeat the 'eat all the guacamole' binge again, I tossed the leftover bulgar wheat from the night before with some black beans, corn cut off the cob and some salsa. I sprinkled a bit of cheddar on a tortilla, spooned the mixture on top, sprinkled a bit more cheddar and topped it with another tortilla and slid it on the grill until it was nice and toasty. Who needs meat?!
Toasted homemade bread with butter and a banana
Dinner found me on my own; my children were staying at a friend's house and Rick had gone to the Steeler game. I was attending a Mad Men Party that night at my friend's house where there was sure to be plenty of cocktails and snacks and I thought it best to keep dinner light. It was also a little boring but to be honest, I was happy to have comforting buttered toast. Afterwards, I set about getting ready for the party and..... I wore my hair in a beehive!
Please forgive me for showing you pictures of me standing in my bathroom but it's the only room with a full length mirror. All of my friends at the party had dressed up as well and it was a lot of fun seeing everyone's outfits and hairstyles. Or in the case of the men, their hats! I indulged in lime martinis over the course of the evening and whereas I didn't drink very much I felt unexpectedly tipsy which I thought odd because I have drank as much (and admittedly, more) than this before without any such feelings. Was the ease of intoxication due to the extreme change in diet? I've tried to google this question but for some reason the only answers coming up seem to be about vegetarians getting drunk and then being 'tricked' and fed meat. What??!!
Oranges & cherries. Cucumbers, carrots & chipotle hummus.
Forbidden rice & onion bread and crunchy peanut butter
Lest you be alarmed and thinking I consumed all of this food myself for lunch, never fear; my family was with me! This is the last of the Forbidden rice and onion bread for awhile. I've been making small loaves of it this past week and the bowl of dough in my fridge is finally empty.
Veggie pizza with onions, peppers and broccoli
It wasn't a roast chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy but I think pizza topped with fresh mozzarella and veggies on the deck makes an excellent Sunday summer dinner!