Monday, August 2, 2010

Family Dinner

Midway through a droll Tuesday, I got word that a friend was back in town after a month's hiatus from the steamy Nebraska summer. Small dinner plans grew to incorporate seven people and lots of pretty vegetables. I don't think anyone saw these eggplants before they became the brilliant mush that is ratatouille.

I pulled these carrots myself from my mom's garden. I must say, it was intensely gratifying even though I did nothing to care for these miniscule carrots before they went into the pot. I even improvised a tomato-cucumber-feta cheese salad that was by far the best use of backyard cucumbers yet.


Justin said...

I love the rediculousness of the carrot pic. My hand is absolutely filthy while the carrots themselves are near clean. Next time we stage a picture, we should put a bit more thought into the details :)

Lainey Seyler said...
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Lainey Seyler said...

you were just so excited about the dirt. you could have been weeding just prior. in fact, next time i'm just going to make you pull some weeds.

Madison Mayberry said...

Laney -

I have been enjoying your blog, too! It was so great meeting you a few weeks ago. Couldn't have asked for better dining companions! :)