Summer vegetables were on my mind and I wanted to find a way to utilize more of the bounty that this time of year provides in the Northeast. It is sometimes difficult with picky eaters to come up with a menu that suits that tastes of all who join us. So this week I just gave up and went for something I knew I would like.
There were 13 of us for dinner this week (9 adults;4 child).
The ratatouille was good but not the best I’ve made. I tried a different recipe and wasn’t a fastidious with my vegetable cubing as I could have been. The eggplant basically dissolved into the stew rather than providing distinct chunks.
We consumed 1.5 lbs of orecchiette with no problem. I guess I’ll have to try 2 lbs. next time.
The blueberry pie was awesome. Ted used potato starch as the thickener and the result was great. The only downside was there isn’t any left to enjoy a second time.