Dave and I enjoyed a fairly relaxing day. No meetings or appointments. No conference calls. We read this thing called a "newspaper", drank coffee, ran a few miles and enjoyed another sunny Oregon afternoon.
I may have baked an empty tart shell (using my basic butter pie crust recipe) and filled it with lemon curd (diluted with whipped cream because I find lemon curd just a bit over-whelming... is it just me or does anyone else agree???).
DT and I planned a fun menu - filled with easy make-ahead dishes. This afternoon I put-together a twice-baked potato casserole. This dish takes a little planning (as it requires baked potatoes to be cooled prior to shredding), but it goes together in just a few minutes and can be prepared early in the day for baking just before serving. I will share this recipe on September 1st in the RV Goddess newsletter, so be sure to sign up for our monthly email
We also served an Israeli Salad
, this time with a bit of radish. This salad is never the same - I always add what I have in the veggie bin. The only rule is that everything is chopped small and sumac or Zatar
is sprinkled over all - with olive oil and lemon juice.
It is Shabbat, so you will not be surprised My Driver grilled a chicken. I butterflied this 6 pound bird yesterday and marinated it overnight in rosemary, garlic, white wine, olive oil, salt and pepper. It was so moist and tender!
I should hire My Driver out for parties.
I did not bake this Challah. I could have baked this Challah... but our New Seasons market does such a fine job...
French Toast tomorrow?
Until my next update, I remain, your happy correspondent.