It was a cooler than normal week here but the heat and humidity is making a comeback. I worked on the garden trying to get it ready to plant a little for the fall. I still have tomatoes, cayenne peppers, basil, rosemary and oregano growing. Everything else has been harvested and cleaned up. The farmers market was amazing Friday and I picked up a number of things.
Dinner this week:
Chicken, onion and pepper stir fry with mac and cheese and tomato slices with basil
Beef picadillo with rice and green sauce
Omelette, bacon, roasted diced potato
Spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread
RARE, a local family owned place...our first dinner in a restaurant since March. I had a beer cheese pretzel as an appetizer and an amazing steak and salad for my meal. The steak was SO amazing.
Grilled chicken, corn on the cob and stuffed poblanos
A BIG salad
So a little on the 'green sauce'. Well over 25 years ago I worked with a woman whose father was originally from Peru. She gave me her recipe for Peruvian Green Sauce or Aji Verde. I did a google search and found that there are as many recipes for this sauce as there are people in Peru. Some add mayo, vinegar, mustard, cilantro, one I saw even added cheese. I am sticking to the one I've always made because it is delicious. It is very good on grilled meats, spaghetti, picadillo, chili...you name it.
Lydia's Peruvian Green Sauce:
1 medium yellow onion
1 medium green bell pepper
4 cloves garlic
3 or 4 jalapeno
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and combine until smooth. Will keep for over a week in a covered glass jar in the fridge.
I'm working on my Fall cleaning and going through every cabinet, drawer, closet and surface of this house. I plan to be done by October 1st. The beginning of my Holiday season. Yes it's all on the way...Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. I love celebrating them all. Not sure what this winter will bring between the election and Covid, but I'm hoping it will be OK because this woman could really use something to look forward to.
Oh and Blogger...you're killing me. It took me way to long to post this because of your settings.