For breakfast I had farmer’s market peaches, my blackberries, and my friend Jamie’s homemade yogurt. I’m not a breakfast person, except on the weekends, and then more, brunch, but I’m trying to be better. I find, however, that if I have fruit for breakfast, I’m hungrier for lunch. So, for lunch, I had a handful of Chocolate Cherry Tomatoes from my garden, and some homemade mozzarella, with basil and drizzled with Texas Olive oil. Caprese salad, I guess, just not layered.
I went to the Triangle and was happy to find Lee manning the Kocurek’s booth, so I made myself at home and hung out. It was hot. Johnson’s Backyard Garden had tons of heirloom tomatoes, and despite being only days away from a bumper crop at home, I got some. I also got a chicken and pork ribs from Richardson Farms, for the smoker soon, and more Hibiscus Mint Tea. I’ll be drinking tons of tea this hot summer.
I had defrosted a rib eye from Richardson Farms for dinner. By the time I got home, around 6:30, I was hot and out of the mood to fire up the Big Green Egg. It takes a while to be ready for grilling, and I was no longer in the mood. This is one of the frustrating things about the No Grocery Store Challenge. I had planned food for dinner, that I no longer wanted to prepare. Normally, I’d run to the store to pick up something else. I wished I’d just picked up a bison taco at the farmer’s market, and actually pondered running up to P. Terry’s. But, instead, I pulled out some frozen pasta from the pasta company at the downtown market, pulled my pesto out of the freezer, cut up some garden tomatoes, and made a meal of that.
This happens fairly often, I don’t want what sounded good last night when I took it out of the freezer. I need to come up with some homemade tv dinner type meals to freeze, so I can have those on hand when I don’t feel like cooking what I have.