We are already into the middle of September. It's hard to believe we are so close to fall, but also hard to believe that we aren't closer. There is hardly a hint of it in the air. This seems to be the never-ending summer around here. Not complaining. Though this weekend I found myself in the kitchen despite the warm temperatures. I have had several tomato plants grow this year. Ironically I have bought tomato starts for the last few years and haven't had a single tomato ripen. So this year I gave up and didn't buy any, but they just popped up all on their own producing a bounty of fruit. And for further irony I have found for the first time in my life that I can't eat tomatoes (acid reflux. boo!). So I have been giving them to my neighbors. This weekend when I was passing out my orphaned tomatoes in return I got salmon, a canary melon, a lime, and potatoes.
I also found myself with a surplus of bread crusts lately. I have been cutting the crusts off of M+L's sandwiches for school, because let's face it, gluten-free bread just isn't that good. What's more is the loafs are teeny tiny and, at over six dollars a loaf, I feel the pang when I cut the crusts off which make up at least 25% of the 3 inch sized slices. So I've been saving them for . . . well, I wasn't sure what for. But coupled with my dilemma of needing to feed my children breakfast before school and my lack of desire to wake up and cook first thing in the morning, M+L and I made french toast sticks. Added with a little crème fraîche, cinnamon and maple syrup, well, let's just say there aren't any left for me to pop in the microwave this week for a quick breakfast bit. Next week. I already have a little collection of bread crusts from this morning.
The rest of the weekend was good. A mix of preparing for the week and enjoying the weekend. Grocery store and Target trips (Target being one of Milo's favorite places), trying to get as many product shots as I can while we still have lots of sunshine, walks around the neighborhood, and lots of snuggles because M+L are still feeling a little under the weather from their cold. How was your weekend?