Monday, June 9, 2008

End-of-Vacation Veggies

One of the things that's hard to find when on vacation and eating mostly in restaurants is good, fresh veggies. American restaurants tend to huge cuts of meat and spuds but generally speaking are light on the veggies. One of the joys of returning home is veggie-rich meals.

Investigating the contents of the crisper after ten days away, I discovered four different veggies that really needed eating. Some of the sugar snap pea pods were past their prime but the peas inside were still plump and sweet. The onion needed an extra layer of peeling, but then was fine. The greenie beanies were a tad past prime but the carrots were still firm and fresh. I managed to harvest enough good ones and cut them all into bite-size pieces for a quick stir-fry in reserved bacon fat. Nothing too fancy but comforting, kinda like being home again after vacation.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Greg said...

depending on where we are when my wife says "I'd like a nice salad" It can be very difficult to find vegetables indeed!

Monday, June 09, 2008  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

I've even cut vacations short, just to get... HOME.
Glad your vegetables waited for you. (Though it sounds like you had some great eating "abroad.")

Monday, June 09, 2008  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Greg, we are so lucky to live here in veggie land!

Cookiecrumb, yes, we can't complain of the meals on the trip, but it's also great to be home again.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008  

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