the farmers market is so enjoyable. it’s a date with such wonderful sights, smells, sounds and tastes. it is not as enjoyable for a 6’4″ bull in a china shop, like the hub. poor guy. very uncomfortable around all those people everywhere. but i loved every minute. i bought 2 zucchinis, dropped a 3rd one on the ground, picked it up and bought it, then hit the portobello mushroom box and 2 flung on the ground as well. bought it too. i just couldn’t put them back after they’d fallen on the ground. besides, they were jumping out of the stands, just to be with me. hee hee
i have that affect on vegetables.
*grilled portobello mushrooms burgers. i’ll marinate the mushrooms in some kind of soy sauce/garlic concoction, and stuff the middle with a bread dressing, made with the italian bread we bought from this guy who was super passionate about his italian bread. love that. sold.
*green salad with a mustardy vinaigrette and grilled zucchini.
*rice pilaf ~ leftover from the other night.
*and probably something for dessert. i’m having some sweet cravings lately.
today, i made chicken/spinach panini. it’s so simple and tasty ~ i wanted to share it with you!
i took a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. thank GOD for those already-roasted, delicious chickens!
chop it up and throw it in a bowl with some chopped spinach (a lot of spinach, actually), some cheese, a handful of cranberries, some stone ground mustard, balsamic vinegar, basil and S&P. stir it up and top on some crusty bread (hope you can buy it from a passionate bread baker like i did this morning. i feel truly wealthy when i have experiences like that!)
if you have a panini maker like i do (thanks, mom!) make it in one of those things. or just put it in a frying pan and put something heavy on top. you know how to make a panini. it’s really about the ingredients that are so healthy and fresh.
i also bought lavender and lemon balm at the farmers market, and planted it in very cute little pots at home. what do you do with lemon balm? i asked for mint, and when i got home, it was lemon balm. is that the same thing?
i know there’s nothing special about this picture ~ it’s just some plants. but none of them are dead, and that’s special to me. for the first time in my life ~ i can grow a plant, not kill it! my herbs and plants have taken over my desk, and that makes me very happy…