Easy Smorgasbord: herbed olives, summer sausage, feta, proscuitto, baguette, and cold mint tea
We didn't have any travel plans this past holiday weekend, so instead I decided to overdo myself around the house and we embarked on a major cleaning/baking assault including making a batch of stock out of leftover vegetable bits I've been freezing for the soups that I feel are right around the corner, my first bagels ever, and some peanut butter fudge that turned out looking horrible but tasting brilliant (and I am not really a fudge girl...I know, weird). In between all that I managed to get groceries, read a big hunk of my readings for class (out of a couple hundred+ pages assigned from the first class...), get a section of the chuppah completed, and finish two custom pillow orders for the shop. Yowza, I just want to collapse now and nurse the cold that I seem to have picked up along the way. I haven't had a weekend of such massive productivity in a while so I feel good but rather exhausted and feeling the need for some balance between my tendencies for procrastination and overachieving (hehe). I guess we may be using that stock sooner rather than later!
The best in finger foods
In the midst of it all, we sat down for a rather blissful lunch together. I had picked up a few odds and ends to make use of the last of the olives we'd splurged on at whole foods a while back and it was the perfect antidote of simplicity (but lots of tastiness) to all the cooking I was doing. There was even enough to make two lunches out of it for the weekend, so all in all, not too shabby!