Thursday, June 28, 2012

Makes you wish you were convalescing...

Some friends of ours had a baby recently and Jeremy got signed up on the list to bring them a meal. Tuesday was our day and Jeremy went all out (of course).

 He started with a medley of dried mushrooms. I don't think he actually dried them, I think they dried on the logs. These are shiitake, oyster, and nameko (all grown by Jeremy). He thinks they look beautiful - I think it looks a little.... gross. (You know you're a mushroom farmer when...)


 Then he sauteed them (most likely in some bacon fat)

 Then tossed them in (store-bought, the horror!) crust along with sauteed onions and some chunks of cheese.  Gruyere maybe? I can't remember.


 Then in goes the egg mixture, then bake, and voila!

We also heated up half a baguette (store-bought) and Jeremy cooked up a bunch of kale from our garden with sesame seeds, sesame oil, and some garlic. He can never make enough of this stuff to make me happy.


 And finally a little package of homegrown raspberries from our yard.

Our friends were very happy to receive their dinner (though I think it was all mostly too weird for their 1 1/2 year old).

 Kind of make you wish you were convalescing and needed someone to cook you dinner?


Jane @ Hard Work Homestead said...

Drying on the log! I didnt know you could do that. That is so much less work. I will need to try that. Oh, and I have not been feeling to well lately, so I will take mine minus the bacon. Thank you ;)

Aimee said...

Well, I think the quality goes down imperceptibly, unless it dries out before it sporulates. =) But I'm guessing with your heat and dry weather you could let some dry on the log - experiment with it and see how it goes. There has to be some silver lining to that non-raincloud.
If we lived closer, we'd totally bring over a convelescing quiche for you. =)