Monday, July 30, 2012

A Grand New Plan

I raced home today to give Jen a break. With Jen's mum leaving this afternoon and her sister not due in until this evening I want to try to get her at least a couple of hours of sleep before dinner.

2012 Stone Ledge Farm Share (Week 8)

After going to sleep I gave Lisa the con while I headed out to pick up this week's farm share.

This week we got a head of Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage, a pound of tomatillos, two eggplants, a pound of summer squash, a basket of cherry tomatoes, a pound of slicing tomatoes, two red onions, a bunch of baby carrots, a bunch of Starbor kale, a bunch of basil, a bunch of thyme, okra, a basket of blackberries, a basket of peaches, and a bag of nectarines.

After returning home and grilling up some corn and poblano peppers I came inside to find that Lauren had arrived. I gave them both a quick coaching session then left them with the babies while I tried to get dinner ready.

Aunt Lauren with Elliott, Aunt Lisa with Martin: Professionals

I checked up on them periodically. Everything seemed to be totally under control.

Nine Vines Moscato (2011)

After sitting down at the table I poured Lauren another of the Kool Aid style wines that she likes so much.

Southern Tier Brewing Company IPA

Jen, Lisa, and I had this IPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company. This was a really nice IPA, a fine accompaniment to our dinner. It took me a really long time to make dinner. I need to get used to how to make dinner while getting constantly interrupted to feed, burp, and change one baby or another.

I don't even want to consider what it will be like when it is just Jen and me here. I'm pretty sure the babies will make short work of us.

It's been nice knowing you all.

Vegan Tacos

For dinner I made a cabbage slaw with cabbage, chilies from Lauren's garden, carrot, salt, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, red onion, lime, and a splash of hot sauce.

I also made a salad with black beans, grilled corn, grilled poblano peppers, heirloom tomato, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, red onion, lime, olive oil, and hot sauce.

I grilled up some corn tortillas from Hot Bread Kitchen and made tacos with sliced avocado and lime.

Brownie Sundae with Fresh Blackberries

For dessert we had a brownie sundae with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and fresh blackberries from the farm. The farm told us that we needed to use the berries "immediately" so I tried to shovel as many of them as possible into my face before going to bed.

Tonight we have devised a cunning plan which we hope will finally defeat these little baby beasts! I am going to sleep in the living room with Elliott while Lauren and Lisa try their hand with Martin in the nursery.

Divide and conquer. Or divide and be conquered. Only the dawn will tell the true tale.

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