Monday, September 1, 2008

eating our way through the weekend

Happy Labor Day!

We ate our way through the weekend in the comfort of our house. Now that's a holiday to me!

Dakota's birthday was on Friday so Casey insisted on getting a bone as big as she.

We spent majority of our time on the deck, catching up on magazines, sipping toffee nut lattes made by none other, BBQ'in with great friends (yup that's you Kristin), taking long walks with Dakota, and taking afternoon naps.

We made Italian doughnuts, a perfectly healthy start to the day.

They are simple and delicous-

We also made corn on the cob soup that was yumm-o!

Fresh Corn Off the Cob Soup
1 yellow onion, peeled and chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 celery stalks, washed and chopped
1 red bell pepper, cored and chopped
4 small gold potatoes, chopped
8 ears of corn, husked, kernels removed
2 cups chicken stock (or veggie!)
1 pint heavy cream
Fresh herbs (I used basil, Italian parsley, 1 bay leaf and thyme)
Kosher salt and fresh black pepper
Olive oil

In a heavy bottomed pot, start by melting about 4 tablespoons butter and 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add all of the chopped veggies with salt and pepper. Saute until they begin to brown, stirring every once in a while for about 10 minutes. Add the chicken stock and turn up the heat so the stock bubbles. This will cook the potatoes through. Add the bay leaf.
While the veggies are cooking take the corn off the cob using a sharp knife. Hold the cob vertically, resting the bottom on a cutting board, and slice down firmly. Turn the cob and keep going. When all of the kernels are off the cobs, add them to the pot. Saute another 5 minutes. Then add the cream and the herbs. Taste and season with salt and pepper. I think I used about a quarter teaspoon. eat until the cream starts to bubble.

Tonight we'll be ending the weekend with burgers stuffed w cream cheese & wild rice (topped with carmelized onion), grilled corn on the cob, fresh watermelon and a glass of red wine. Is it dinner yet?

I hope you spent your holiday weekend exactly the way you wanted. XOXOX

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Ok, your post made me really hungry and I just ate lunch!!