Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Rumor has it that Nealey's, the gas station/ convenience store/ hardware store that has dusty food, stoned employees, and the wierdest assortment of stuff I've ever encountered, has been sold to the owner of the Swan Lake Grocery Store. We are quite excited here in the hood, as we would love some place to go where the food is not past its expiration date and the people behind the counter are not slurring their words and drooling.
Yea for progress in the 'hood!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

We had a big family dinner at Greg's sister's house last night. I offered to make baked zucchini while most everyone else was at church. I got raves and was commended by the moms for making something their children would actually eat. Leave it to me to make something healthy like zucchini into something decadent and fattening.

I quartered all the zukes, there were like 15 of them. Tossed them with olive oil, garlic, minced onion, salt and pepper, dried basil (I missed the fresh basil in the garden, damnit!) and a pinch or two of red pepper. Then I arranged the zukes in their baking dishes and sprinkled liberally with grated parmesan and topped with bread crumbs.

We also had smoked pork and turkey that Greg's dad had done in his smoker and that was warming at 200 degrees, so I popped the zukes in the same oven and slow roasted for 30 minutes, then bumped the temp to 350 for another 20 and then broiled to brown the top for 5 minutes. Everyone went back for seconds.