I am completely exhausted and I have one hour until it's time to set the table and two hours until time to start cooking dinner.
We started our day at Wegmans. I was thrilled to find a one-gallon glass sun tea pitcher for $5.99 but distraught to find pineapples were $3.99 and that cored pineapples were $5.99. That's nuts.
I spent $48.76, which I'm counting toward the August budget even though it's July 31. I was bummed about that until I remembered I bought the sun tea pitcher.
- 2 pounds Wegman's butter, one salted, one unsalted, $1.50 each
- one pineapple, $3.99 (grrr)
- the large bottle of coffemate vanilla chai spice creamer, $2.99
- 2 pints heavy whipping cream, $1.49 each
- 3 packages of celestial seasoning tea (blueberry, almond, and berry), $2.29 each
- 1 liter of Orangina, $2.49
- 3/4 pound sliced ham from the deli, $4.31
- shredded gruyère (domestic?), $3.60
- smoked gouda, $3.47
- the sun tea jar, $5.99
- 3 lbs bananas, $1.09
- 6 ounces raspberries, $2.50
- strawberries, $2
- ground nutmeg, $2.99
At 3 p.m., I'll set the table.
At 4 p.m., I'll start the crôque monsieur.
When the crôque is in the oven, I'll fry the zucchini cakes. While we eat the first courses, the pineapple crumble will bake.
Follow these links:
- Brioche-- from The Paris Cookbook by Patricia Wells, also should be accessible via 'French,' 'bread,' and/or 'brioche.'
- Chilled Pear Soup-- Vegan, eileen bresslin
- Zucchini crabbiless cakes-- The Imus Ranch Cookbook, 'vegan' (Deirdre Imus calls it vegan even though she used eggs because she has her own chickens) and zucchini
- Perfumed Pineapple Crumble-- Venez Diner, C'est Prêt by Dominique Malet, follow pineapple or French or the name of the book
- Crôque Monsieur-- obviously French, it's from The Barefoot in Paris Cookbook by Ina garten
- Rye bread-- clicking on rye will show you all my experiments with rye flour
Tomato salad (pictured)
A cheese and egg platter