FINALLY the hot hot humid weather has subsided around here. This weekend is perfect. It’s just about 80 degrees, sunny, breezy, dry…ahhhh, so nice!
Weather like this always makes me want to just be outside.
I wanted to run and I wanted to go to the Farmers Market in Winchester (town over from me). So I packed my water, a towel, and bags for the market and drove over. Then I did a 3+ mile run, cooled down, grabbed my purse and bags and walked over!
This isn’t a huge Farmers Market, but its close by and downtown Winchester is awesome to walk around anyways.
There were SO many families out!! Babies and dogs everywhere haha.
I picked up various fruits and veggies, plus some cheese and bread.
I do have my own garden with some great produce growing away but some is doing better than others haha. Like I don’t know what is up with our zucchini!? The summer squash plants are going great but the zucchini plants are flowering and just not growing any vegetables??
So I got:
- 2 zucchinis
- 1 tomato (you know, to compare to ours)
- 1 peach
- 2 ears of corn
- 1 purple pepper!
- 1 little squash that looks like a spaceship :)
- 1 honey wheat baguette
- Burrata with mascarpone!!
I was pretty hungry when I returned so I made a quick egg sandwich with:
- honey wheat baguette
- 1 egg
- 2 strips bacon
- some avocado spread on the bread
- tomato slices
I also had another little piece of baguette with burrata and a couple raspberries.
Last night I also made a kick-ass garden salad!
I used my first picked Beefsteak Tomato from our garden…oh.my.god…so amazing.
Also into the mix was:
- cucumber (from the garden)
- yellow bell pepper
- snap peas
- Feta cheese
- lemon juice
- olive oil
Definitely hit the spot for a light dinner
So yeah…there’s bacon in the house. Bacon is one of those thing I just never buy. No big reason, but it just reminds me of greasy, bad for you foods. However with the tomatoes ripening in the garden I was craving a BLT like no body’s business!
Enter Trader Joes…
This stuff is great! Takes 2-3 min to crisp up. Thin Slices, 3 slices is only 100 calories and you really do not need more than that because it’s so flavorful.
The bacon came into play one night this week when I came home from the gym and wanted dinner ASAP!
Bacon, Avocado, Tomato, Arugula Sandwiches with Tarragon Mayo (BATA’s ?)
To make the tarragon mayo I used Smart Balance light canola mayo with fresh chopped tarragon.
Cooked up 3 slices each of the TJ’s bacon for Brian and I.
I also used TJ’s Soft Multi-grain Rustico Bread, sliced avocado, sliced tomato, and baby arugula!
Wow. This is one flavorful sandwich.
The bacon just adds that intense smoky, salty, delicious flavor and you don’t need mounds of it to accomplish that!
Off to enjoy the rest of my Saturday!!