Are you in a late summer cooking rut? May I offer some recommendations based on my cooking for the past week? This is basically a list of links to Smitten Kitchen. What can I say? She's good!
Corn Tomato Pie--after a summer obsession with this last year I managed to forget about it till last week. It sounds gross, I know, but it is so. good.
Bacon Corn Hash--This doesn't sound great either but was delicious. I never harvested the potato crop (I burned out on the garden about the time the potatos died back. In July?) Anyway, Oscar and I weeded and harvested the other day and found a few potatoes the bugs had missed. So hash was made.
The hash was our dinner entree so I wanted to top it with a fried egg as suggested by Deb. But we were out of eggs. So I sent Biscuit out to the chicken coop with fingers crossed.
"No eggs," she told me upon returning empty handed.
"Bummer!" I said.
The hash was delish without fried eggs but when I mentioned the concept to Mr. H he was bummed about the lack of eggs. At some point, many hours later Biscuit piped up, "well, actually there were three eggs. But I hid them."
"Hid them?" I asked. "Where?"
"Well, I didn't hide them, I threw them at the fence. I really didn't want to eat fried eggs on my dinner."
My gosh I'm still laughing days later. She threw them. At the fence. To avoid eating them. I'm sure the chickens saw that and hate her a little bit right now.
Back to the recipes.
Potato salad with green beans and arugula--This fits the theme--used what I happened to have in the fridge, sounds pretty gross, tasted amazing.
Zucchini saute--not exactly earth shattering but if you have a lot of zucchini it's quick, easy and tasty as a side dish.
That's all I got.