Cleaning up the winter crops and making room for the new ones. Hooray for the hoop house and its ability to provide us with year round organic vegetables. We put in beans, fennel and onions today. I will get these things in the refrigerator so they can perk up a bit before supper. Now the big decision…what to do with them???
Not always happy with your pita chips? Too salty? Too hard? Not fresh? Well, make your own! Only takes a few minutes. One package of pitas (5) will make about 30 large chips. And save the bag to hold any leftovers. Today is the Preakness here in the States. Sounds like a good day for a snack and adult beverage while a friend and I watch it on TV. But, actually, any day is good for a snack and adult beverage, isn’t it?
5 large pita bread
1/2 c. olive oil
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1 t. dried oregano
1 t. kosher salt
1/2 t. coarse grind black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut rim off pitas and pull the two circles apart. Cut each of these into 6-8 wedges (depends on how big you want them). Brush with the olive oil on the rough side. Place in a single layer on 2-3 baking sheets. Mix parmesan with oregano, salt and pepper. Sprinkle on chips. Bake 10 minutes watching closely as they get very dark in a hurry. Cool on baking sheets and store in a plastic bag.
FOR THE GUACAMOLE, I CHEATED AND USED 2 RIPE AVOCADOS WITH A DRY GUACAMOLE MIX. I ALWAYS ADD A LITTLE SOUR CREAM (ABOUT 1/2 C.) AND SOME LIME JUICE (ABOUT 1 T.) TO IT FOR TASTE. I AM CERTAINLY GOING TO ENJOY THE HORSE RACE THIS AFTERNOON!!! (And I have advised my friend not to ride her bike over as we may be naughty and over-participate when it comes to the adult beverage)!!!
Thanks Andrews’ Family Cookery & Household Management for this great recipe for Italian Red Penne!!! But…had no penne…had to use linguini. I guess I’ll just have to force it down!!! No problem with that. It does taste great!!!
Thanks “Life Through the Kitchen Window” for this great recipe!!!
Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate ANYONE who had the “job” of being a mother!!!
The sun isn’t shining. No one is out yet. There is peace and lots of quiet. The rain is coming down in drops, slowly as if it has all the time in the world. Any minute now, the birds will come. I hear them chirping already. Very few other sounds are present. This must be paradise (or at least it will be until the city wakes up and starts its day)!!!
You think about SUN TEA!!!
Just think…Spring is here and food is getting ready for the squirrels!!! They just love these apples and so do I. Wish they’d leave some for me!!!