Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Back

OK, I really meant to blog while we were in the US. And then basically did nothing but eat, bike, swim, read, and shop. Oh, and go to Playland. Full recap to follow.

I went to bells tonight (after not getting to ring at Trinity Church in NYC - boo on the tower captain there for not emailing me back), and appeared to have forgotten everything. I was ringing inside for Plain Bob Doubles before I left and tonight I got lost while ringing the treble. Blame jet-lag, methinks.

One of the dinners while we were home involved my mom's stuffed zucchini, and since our zucchini plant spent the last two weeks producing the most ENORMOUS zucchini I'd ever seen (about the size of a large butternut squash), I decided to try out the recipe. You scoop out the middle of the zucchini, then sautee it with onion and breadcrumbs (and I added some dried herbs and mild chili powder). While it's sauteeing, put the shells (with a little olive oil) in the oven. Then stuff the stuffing into the shells and bake until there are crispy parts on the top. YUM. John looked around forlornly for seconds, but there weren't any. I think we'll be seeing the recipe again!

Of all the books I read over vacation, my favorite was Loving Frank. I picked it up in the Barrington book store, as I'd read all the other paperbacks in the 'recommended' section. My only gripe was that the author doesn't tell you how to pronounce the main character's name (Mamah) until half way through the book, and I had it wrong. I'm not giving anything away when I tell you it's "may-muh". I was reading it in my head as Maa-may and it really bothered me when I found out it was wrong. Other than that, though, a fab read. It reminded me a little bit of The Fountainhead, but in a good way. Mostly because of the 'architect sticking to his principles in the face of adversity' parts.

More recaps to come - sorry for the hiatus!

1 comment:

Kat - Taylor Made designs said...

I will have to check out that book. The Fountainhead is one of my all time favorite books from my high school years. Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation.