Saturday, September 6, 2008

Good Times

Kristen has only one more week of work, and after that she has 10 days off before she leaves for Italy. So our time together is starting to seem short. And in honor of that, we are trying to make sure that we eat all her favorites, things that she will miss when she's gone.

Tonight, that meant:

Spinach-Feta Crostini

1 16 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed dry
1/2 cup (4 oz.) crumbled feta cheese
1 plum tomato, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 clove garlic, minced
3 Tbsp. mayonnaise
3 Tbsp. sour cream
1/2 tsp. salt
2 french baguettes (loaves of French bread)

Combine all ingredients except bread and mix together in a large bowl.
Slice bread on the diagonal. Spread slices of bread on cookie sheets and turn oven on to broil. While broiler heats, place bread in the oven to warm. Spoon heaping Tablespoon of mixture on each slice of bread. Toast under broiler, watching carefully, just till lightly browned.

This is a great party food, but we like it as a meal on special occasions, with Buffalo chicken wings on the side. Today, we got those at Little Caesar's, and it was a yummy combination.

This morning we went to the Torrance Farmers Market and split a tamale and a Thai chicken stick. We brought home fresh plums and figs as well as our favorite Shepherd's bread. Then we went to Kohl's and Kristen got 2 new tops (size medium!) and we looked at digital cameras at Circuit City. After we got home Kristen ordered the camera and accessories online. Her big camera is great, but not really suited to quick snapshots while traveling.

This afternoon, I worked on the green wool shoulder bag I'm making. This is so simple, but I still had to rip back a couple of times. But it should be done soon.

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