Thursday, April 3, 2008

Farmer's Market and dinner last week!

Red Leaf Lettuce, tomatoes, onion, yellow beans, zucchini, scallions, radishes, cilantro, cucumbers, tomatillo's, cucumbers and a huge honkin' eggplant!!!

My week is all messed up now. I am no longer going to the Wednesday Farmer's Market but am now going to a Thursday one that is just in downtown Fort Myers. The location is much closer and the produce is good but not great like the other one...I can't wait until the fall. See everything is completely opposite here! In our hot, hot, hot summers nothing can grow so all of the Farmer's Market close up and we don't see them until the fall again! I am not even finding any of the bitter greens that I was making soup with. I guess it is salad time! I am really loving the nice, tender leaves of the red leaf lettuce. We planted some in a planter box so we'll see if this box planting is successful!

On Sunday T. decided to cook dinner for us. This used to happen all of the time but now I am doing all of the cooking so it was kind of nice just to chill with my wine while my meal was being cooked for me!


He had decided to make Spinach and Cheese Ravioli's (from Costco - picturing me hanging my head in shame!) with a creamy pesto sauce. Yummmm. How could I argue that!

He used up the last of the frozen basil pesto that I had made and added heavy cream and at the end added fresh tomatoes. He topped it with purple and green basil (from our planter boxes) and fresh Parmesan. The raviolis were incredible. If you have a Costco near you need to look for these! Normally I never use processed foods but these were made with organic spinach, eggs and semolina flour. As for the rest of the ingredients I could pronounce and identify everything listed!

This made for a nice quick no mess meal! Great for a Sunday!

As Always...

Happy Entertaining!!!

Judy
www.nofearentertaining.com

3 comments:

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Aw, now Costco isn't sooo bad, as you found out. I love shopping at Costco with my husband - we always have so much fun just wandering, commenting on things, and tasting the free samples they always put out. :-) I'll be sure to look for that pasta - it sounds yummy.

Ben said...

Great picture, just look all those delicious veggies. I have to visit my farmer's market more often :(

Judy @ No Fear Entertaining said...

Hey Danni-Don't get me wrong I love Costco and usually feed my kids lunch on Saturdays with all the samples but I don't like using processed foods but these were too good to pass up!

Yes Ben you need to visit your farmer's market. I buy the food and then figure out what to do with it. Makes it kind of fun!