Monday, July 21, 2014

Freshly Chopped Basil, et. al.

It's the last day of vacation.  I was supposed to have written this post in the car over a week ago so I wouldn't have to worry about it.  I didn't.  Then I was going to write it first thing this morning, but there was horse, and a car that needed to get to the shop but still had the roof dongle attached and then there was the jungle that two of my boys were ready to mow if I could get the mower started for them.

But the mower didn't want to start.  It purrs like a kitten now.  And the jungle is mowed.  But there was the time lost... and the weed whacking that also required a bit of mechanical persuasion so that by the time I got to breakfast it was really almost lunch time.

After lunch I was supposed to go to the grocery store since pretty much everything in the kitchen was empty.  I went before lunch, since breakfast was so late.  While I was out the garage called and the car was fixed.  That was swell.  I made it home with groceries and the car in time for a 3 o'clock lunch.  I considered writing the post then but I had purchased the ingredients for my roasted potato salad and it's best if it's had a chance to steep so I made that.
Not random, clever.  Very clever.

If you haven't had it, you should make it because there is nothing that smells so wonderful.  Roast red potatoes and whole kernel corn.  Chop bell peppers and half a sweet onion, mix with sliced cherry tomatoes, freshly chopped Basil (the best) and chopped garlic -- don't use the press on this one -- while everything is roasting.  Combine balsamic vinegar with extra virgin olive oil and pour over the veggies.  About the time you finish that, the potatoes and corn will be done and you put that in the bowl over top of the rest and shake it around a bit.  Then you either eat it hot or put it in the fridge where it slowly gets even better over the course of the next 5 days.  On day six toss it.  But you won't get that far.

After that I was ready to write the post but the boys got back from Jake's house and they want to play so I guess I won't get the post done.  Maybe Wednesday.


  1. This post is perfect! Welcome back to the real world!

  2. Thank you. I'm glad you liked it. I like your welcome to the real world better than the crowded train :)