Tuesday, August 17, 2010

time to rest and plan

Now that all the critters are tucked in,I am thinking about dinner for Wednesday and Thursday.The chickens are laying well, the tomatoes and basil are fresh and plentiful, the hoop house is full of Micro Greens (small lettuce)
I am thinking grilled pizza's and salads.
pizza with egg, prosciutto, olives, mozzarella, tomato sauce and basil
• 6 tablespoons tomato sauce
• 3 slices of prosciutto
• a small handful of good olives, stones removed
• 1 small egg, preferably farm fresh
3oz mozzarella
• extra virgin olive oil
• sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cobb Salad Recipe

1/2 head of romaine
1/2 head of Boston lettuce
1 small bunch of mescalin (growing in the hoop house)
All lettuces should be rinsed, spun or patted dry, and coarsely chopped
6 slices of bacon
2 ripe avocados, seed removed, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 whole skinless boneless chicken breast (about 3/4 pound total), halved, cooked, and diced
1 tomato, seeded and chopped fine
2 hard-boiled large eggs, separated, the yolk finely chopped and the white finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

1/3 cup red-wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
1-2 teaspoons sugar
Salt and pepper
2/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup finely grated cheese

1 In a large salad bowl, toss together well the various lettuces.

2 Cook the bacon in a skillet on medium heat until crisp on both sides. Remove from skillet and lay out on paper towels to absorb the excess fat. Allow the bacon to cool. Crumble the bacon and set aside.

3 Compose the salad. Arrange the chicken, the bacon, the tomato, and the avocado decoratively over the greens and garnish the salad with the grated egg and the chives.

4 In a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, the mustard, and salt and pepper to taste, add the oil in a slow stream, whisking, and whisk the dressing until it is emulsified. Stir in the Cheese. Add sugar to taste, 1/2 teaspoon at a time. Whisk the dressing. Serve separately or toss in with the salad.
Posted by Lisa at Thursday, August 12, 2010 0 comments
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