We started off the day by riding the train to Logan Square for breakfast and the farmer's market with my mom. Yes, the farmers market is stupid expensive, but I love knowing that everything I'm getting there is going to taste pretty perfect. Namely the tomatoes. I would gladly pay $50 for one funny looking farmers market tomato than pay $1 for 50 of those mealy, crappy grocery store tomatoes. Seriously. Once the season ends it's really hard to go back to mass produced produce.
Anyway, today our haul was a couple big tomatoes, peaches, michigan blueberries, 2 corns and some flowers. All of these things are bringing me great happiness.
And the corns seemed too exciting to boil, so at 35 & 36 years old, we went to home depot and bought our very first grill. I don't know why it never really occurred to me to get a grill before. I suppose because we don't eat meat? Duh. But I never really stopped to think - You can grill things other than meat. Duh!
It's a little bitty grill, but it's still a grill and it was still fun to (watch Zach) use. Even in the rain.
This looks like a sad face with big lips:
And although the rain kind of put out the heat before the corn could get toasty, we're still pretty pumped. Today I made a seasoned butter for the corns. I'm thinking maybe tomorrow or Tuesday I'll try those seasoned potatoes wrapped in foil. I feel like a whole new world could be opening up here. Please send recipes. Thx!