This is not a "food blog", but today, I am celebrating our meals!
This morning for breakfast, we had grits, eggs, and asparagus. That was a great big YUM in my mind, having been up and out the door for hours. (Sun-up here is now 5:00 am.) The grits were leftovers, and that's OK, or even better than OK. And the best part? The eggs were compliments of our ducks, just a duckhouse away, in their little commune. 9-14 eggs a day; that's a lot of pound cake.
Lunch. After the jaunt with the dogs, I went out to the vegetable garden, and WHAT DO YOU KNOW?!!! I had a kabillion GIANT zucchini. A KABILLION!! AND THEY WERE GIANT!! Anyone with half a gardener's brain knows one should harvest the zucchini every day, so that they do not grow to monstrous proportions.
Tells you what category of gardener I fall into.
So, for lunch...lunch with two guys. (That Spouse o' Mine and the College Boy). What would be better for lunch on a Saturday afternoon, but grilled burgers? Better than that: burgers from Angus beef we received from our next-door-neighbors, the Downey Ranch? And some lightly-sauteed (GIANT! ) zucchini, onions, garlic, and basil: all from that silly garden outside, and topped with some cheese that our daughter Gillian made, just prior to her trek to China/Tibet.
And thus, we feasted.
Tonight, it's Gulegh Kambling Night at the Armstrongs'. Indonesian lamb curry. Lamb curry and, as I told the College Boy, we can factor in a major amount of GIANT ZUCCHINI into the meal. The fun part about this meal? The lamb is received from our neighbors 2 miles down the way, at River Creek Farms. The herbs are to be found just out my back door, in the Grotto. Onions and garlic: check! from early spring harvest. Collard greens from the vegetable garden will grace the table as well.
We don't have a milk cow, or otherwise, our daily meals might be complete! It takes a village, but it is a nice little group we have within our village which enables us to enjoy our "local" meals. Very few can enjoy what we have here in rural Kansas.
Next week? I see tomatoes and eggplant a'comin'.