Today the kids and I headed out to the Farmer’s Market in between rain storms. We stopped by Cherbourg Bakery’s booth for some more yummy goodies! Jon had to get his Double Lemon Bar fix. We were also able to sample the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, which were drool-worthy and the Polenta Cake (it was a savory cake versus a real sweet cake and it was amazing!). The kids picked out their goodies and then we paid and were on our way. Stopped by a couple more booths & picked up some fresh basil and tomatoes for dinner.
I had thought about making pizza for dinner, but Jon was out with his cousin at the movies and Aaron & Hannah ordered pizza. I was on my own. I really wanted to use the fresh basil & tomatoes & remembered I had some fresh mozzarella in the fridge. I toasted a Trader Joe’s French Roll and then topped each half with a slice of fresh sliced mozzarella, basil leaves & tomatoes slices. Then I drizzled balsamic vinaigrette over the top & broiled until hot & melty. Holy YUM! This meal was soooooooooooooooooooooooo good!! I paired it with a rather large salad and sauteed kale, zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms & grape tomatoes. Oh, I may or may not have had a nice glass of cabernet along with my meal.
See the melty cheese?
Now, for the answer to yesterday’s bonus question. The vegetable that I pictured & cooked was Rutabaga!! I peeled & cut up my rutabaga, then sprayed with olive oil Pam and tossed with sea salt & fresh ground pepper. Then I roasted it for 30 -40 minutes at approximately 375 degrees. It came out great! Ranks right up there with my butternut squash fries! Perfect for dipping, a side dish or for on top of a salad.
Now, the winner. No one guessed correctly so I will just choose a winner from those that responded. I asked hubby to pick a number from the number of people that responded (he had no idea why I was having him do this). He chose #3. So, Pam, you are the winner!!! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org your address and I will send your goodies off to you early next week.
Thanks to all who played along! I will be doing a couple new product reviews & contests in the upcoming weeks. Make sure to check back.