Sunday, August 29, 2010

Chip's lunch: August 30, 2010

Wow...another Monday. This weekend flew by! It was full of greyhounds, time outdoors, cooking (made marinara sauce for the first and probably last time), time with friends, dog play dates, and housework.

We picked up our latest foster today: Rainier Runbonn. Bond is 10 years old, and his family decided that after having a baby last year, they don't have time for him anymore. Like most returned dogs, he's a bit worse for wear, but I'm sure we'll have him healthy and fit in no time. He's a very sweet boy and seems very happy, if a bit confused. He had an awesome time playing in our backyard with Cal and Darci and our friends' Lab, Moly. I hope someone can see past his age and adopt him, because he really deserves someone to care about him for the rest of his days.

Chip and I spent three solid hours making marinara sauce on Saturday. I chose to plant Romas because I knew we'd have a lot, and I knew they were good for canning and sauce. What I did not know was how much work is involved in making sauce. First we had to remove all the stems and score the bottoms of the tomatoes. Then we dropped the tomatoes in boiling water for 30 seconds. Then they went into ice water for five minutes. Then the skins came off. Then we removed the white flesh around where the stem had been. Then we had to slice them in half horizontally and scoop out the seeds. Then I diced tomatoes while Chip diced onions and carrots, pressed garlic, and picked basil from our garden. Finally, it all went into the pot...and was not nearly as much sauce as I'd expected. It turned out really delicious, but very much not worth all the time and effort.

47 tomatoes...3 hours...ugh...

And since lunch didn't get made til 11 tonight, I didn't even get a glamor shot with natural light. Boo!

CSA apple, banana, organic raw cashews, steamed organic broccoli with sea salt and black pepper, and organic whole wheat tri-color rotini with roasted organic portobellos and homemade marinara sauce (with CSA carrots, CSA onion, Roma tomatoes from our garden, and basil from our garden).

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