On day 88 its breakfast for dinner

We need to start eating more eggs as we have a bunch! So made some scrambled eggs with salsa, heated a cheese and chili tamale and roasted some potatoes.

The cheese is chipotle cheddar i had in hand. Added some cottage cheese and tomato to lighten it.

Added some roses from our yard

And a nice bottle of MUMM

Gluten free thanksgiving

So many things on the table or used to make this meal came from so many people–gifts, items i received after their death, etc…so even if you don’t see yourself there consider that so many gifts and memories went into the prep as well.

Once again, i smoked a turkey.

I didnt follow my own recipe so it wasnt as perfect as usual (and grilled turkey people is great!)

Heres a peek at her prep:

Mashed potatoes, yams and pumpkin:

Gluten free stuffing:

Gluten free green beans with a nod to walmart for gluten free cream of mushroom and sprouts for gluten free fried onions.

Deviled eggs:

Pickled peppers with goat cheese, cucumber and mint:

A thanksgiving cocktail with sparkling apple, cranberry, sage, lemon and mionetto rose in our waterford flutes:

In the background of the table pic, you will see Jim’s watergate salad of pistachio, pineapple, nuts, etc.

And our pies:

Scratch pumpkin and a pecan with gluten free crust.

Lost of leftovers….just the two of us.

Monday–omelettes

Omelettes…thats what they used as a substitute in the absence of anything gluten free in france.

I had some leftover ratatouille and left over tomato-cannelini sauce so i threw them together for the side.

The leftovers:

The salad’s mise en place

Gonna let it marinate with thyme, olive oil, and vienegar

At serving it just gets tossed onto the lettuce bed

The omelette’s mise ( it was two eggs each omelette with a splash of olive oil and a tablespoon if sour cream) including garlic scapes and fresh basil:

Throw the beany mixture on the side and voila!  My power burner is a little too much on the le creuset pans for an omelette..thus the darkness but it still tasted lovely…basil chiffonade and garlic scapes in it and on top

Of course a south of France rose…

Plus some olives to nosh and dinner is made!

Shakshouka gets Italian spice

I made this the same night I made the spice blend…quick easy weeknight dish.

Into the pot goes canned tomatoes (1 roasted and crushed and 1 chopped)…a can of limas and a can of cannelini  .. Some low sodium chicken less chicken flavored broth and a touch of water and I let it simmer and reduce   

Omg…don’t talk about the lid of my pot–this is my favorite everyday pot and whatever…it gets a periodic scour otherwise just a quick wash

Anyway…make some wells, add the eggs…these happened to be from my friends hens in her own yard given to me the day they were laid
  

Cover them up and about 7/8 minutes later they are perfect

  

Pair with some gluten free focaccia from Palm Springs Thursday night street fair with an olive oil and balsamic dip
  

A quick salad with evoo and tarragon white balsamic

  

The vinegar is from Palm Springs too