July 7, 2013 by Ellen V
I had kind of half-typed something last week, expecting our lake weekend to go a certain way. It didn’t really go that way, though. Instead, it went the way of spending lots of time with Mama and Papa V, picking sweet, juicy strawberries at a local farm, time in the water, Jane’s first boat ride, an evening and overnight with Sisters A and K, and beautiful sunsets on the porch or the deck or the pier. Not too much to complain about there!
The only downside to this wonderful weekend was that we have yet to plow through a huge chunk of this week’s produce box, and we’ll have another one by Tuesday afternoon! Yikes! I did my best to make a dent in it this evening, relying heavily on my Williams-Sonoma Cooking from the Farmers’ Market Cookbook. Red potatoes, fennel, and broccoli got whipped up and scarfed down. Zucchini got shredded, bagged, and frozen for another meal, another time. I haven’t explored the greens yet, and we still have a good looking cucumber. I can only hope some big salads knock that out tomorrow night. We’ve been working so hard at making good use of our veggies this year!
Now, I’m off to fold laundry, spend a little quiet time with Eric, and mentally prepare for a work week (though it might be a nice little vacation from our vacation). We’ll plan some meals to bring to two good friends who both had babies over the holiday weekend and chat about how quickly summer is slipping away. Or maybe not, maybe we’ll just enjoy it!