Lastly, I made Nigella Lawson's Toad in the Hole from her new cookbook. I'd heard of this dish but never really knew what it was. When I was reading through her new book, Nigella Kitchen, and realized that I had all of the ingredients I had to make it. I am so glad that I did, it's really tasty! I can't believe how easy this is to make also. It's basically sausage made into patties (or cut up I suppose is more traditional) fried for a minute or two in a bit of oil and then topped with a popover batter and tossed in the oven. I thought it was pretty funny how looking at the finished product tells you how this dish got its name.
I also tried out a co-op that is available locally. I got all of this produce for $15 which is kind of a steal. The only drawback is that I had to be there at 7AM on a Saturday and was therefore sneaking out of the house trying not to wake anyone up at 6:45 on our only sleep-in day. I'm not sure yet if I'll do it again as not all of the produce has been great. The one thing I do like is that everything is locally grown, we'll just have to see if I actually use everything.
This camera shy girl is turning 12 in three days!! Yes, I said 12!! Where has all of the time gone?
We've also been enjoying as much time outside as we can get. It's still beautiful here for hopefully another month or two so we'll just keep at it until we can no longer take the heat.