What a weekend! The weather was beautiful, a little warm, but overall lovely.
The afternoon was spent at Elliott Family Farms for Heritage Days
But the morning started with Prince P’s first run.
The HOP 5k & 10K with the 1 mile fun run.
A sugar cane maze, story telling, horse and buggy ride, apple butter and BBQ awaited us after the run.
We were thoroughly exhausted at the end of the day.
Eggplant was the center of attention for dinner Saturday night. I wanted something light and refreshing. I sliced this beautiful eggplant, that came out of a dear friend’s garden, dipped it in eggwash and breadcrumbs and baked for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, I opened two cans of tomatoes, added a few spices. Once the eggplant was finished I stacked and enjoyed.
I also tried out my new bread machine, given to me by my boss. Talk about a great hand-me-down.
My first creation has so far been everyones favorite. Banana nut bread!! Delicious.
I finished the weekend with a little work in the garden. The radishes were ready to be pulled up and I found a few okra lingering. I decided to try my hand at pickling these. I’ll let you know how that turns out.
I had one eggplant left that needed to be used, so I decided to stuff it. I was preparing sausage pizza for the kids so I used left over sausage, garlic and left over tomatoes from the eggplant Parmesan. Topped it with mozzarella cheese and baked. Served this with stewed tomatoes and okra and Italian and herb bread.
Even though the homework is waiting, I enjoyed being able to get back in the garden and kitchen this weekend.
Now its back to the books!
How was your weekend?