Not My Typical TGIF

06 Sep

When I think of what’s for dinner on Friday night, I immediately think of pizza eaten out with the kids (it was a routine about 15 years ago and is a fond memory) or fish (which is required during Lent and often a feature in ordinary time).  Quite often our meal is burgers on the grill paired with roasted little potatoes, corn on the cob, and watermelon.  I guess those are summer food thoughts…  but they all go so well together that we almost can’t have one without the other.  It feels carefree and comfortable and with a cocktail of some sort,, a lovely celebratory end to the week.  Anyway, this was not a typical Friday bucket:


What you can see (clockwise from top):

  • Watermelon rind
  • Avocado peel from two perfect fruits
  • Vidalia onion skins
  • Rind from an orange
  • Tough stems from a bunch of kale

What you can’t see:

  • Lots more watermelon rind
  • More orange peels
  • Eggshells (of course!)
  • Teabags

What I made with all of that:

  • Strawberry Orange Banana Smoothies for breakfast (and eggs)
  • Black Forest Ham & Avocado with Lime on Whole Wheat Seeded Bread for lunch (one half  stolen right off the outside table by my perpetually hungry foxhound)
  • Kale Sauteed with Pancetta and Garlic (a little pre-dinner appetizer since my middle boy was hanging with friends after school and dinner was planned at eight)
  • Linguine with White Clam Sauce (very garlicky and easy and yummy and eaten in the dining room at 8:30 happily as a family)

Cheers to your celebratory weekend!

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Posted by on September 6, 2013 in Uncategorized


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