A surprise long weekend does much for the soul, I’ll tell you what. The mixture of dreary days and bright as can be resulted in the best of combinations.
The weekend began so splendidly with my yoga treat at DIG. I was refreshed and revived, ready for the rest of our weekend’s festivities. Saturday was easy; a long stroll through the city, popping into a surprise antique market at Headhouse market complete with rows of vintage furs, suitcases, and Philadelphia blown bottles.
I introduced L to one of my favorite family-run cafes, Cafe Lutecia right off of Fitler Square. The food is solid, consistent and the atmosphere is one of my favorites in the city. That night, L’s childhood friends came to town and we spent the night laughing until our cheeks hurt.
I put up some modest decorations; a ‘fairytale pumpkin’ and warm tablecloth. I spent precious time at the farmer’s market, eying the season’s bounty and picking up the best eggs either of us has ever tasted and fantastic homemade English muffins from Ric’s Bakery. Breakfast was a feast and recreated until the ingredients were depleted.
Sunday dinner required a bit of prep but nothing in the way of imagination; just quality ingredients put together to do their thing-the best kind of meal, in my opinion!
1 big ‘ol kombucha squash, cleaned and sliced (you can leave skins on and take them off after cooking)
2 T balsamic
2 T olive oil (about)
Cooked brown rice
raw shrimp, cleaned and peeled
1T olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
dash red pepper flakes
splash white wine
Pecorino Romano cheese, shaved (with vegetable peeler)
Preheat oven to 400F. Place squash on oiled pan, drizzle with vinegar and oil. Roast for about 45 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat 1 T oil in frying pan. Add garlic then cook shrimp just until done (adding wine and red pepper after flipping the shrimp).
Then toss it all together! I placed brown rice on the platter, then topped with squash, shrimp, then shaved Pecorino.
Served with a bil ‘ol salad and you have yourself an easy, healthy meal. Happy Tuesday!
What is your favorite “throw together” seasonal meal?