Monday, August 06, 2007

Catching up on August 6th - Transfiguration

Its been really, really hot and muggy here in the Lowcountry - too hot to do much cooking. So, I've been making a lot of salads, especially pasta salads, grilling chicken and pork, and many nights, we eat popcorn! Yes, I admit it - Popcorn can be filling, especially with parmesan cheese on it.

We are now about a week into the Dormition Fast which preceeds the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos on August 15th. We've eaten baked potatoes and salad, pasta, potato salad, taco salad, cajun bean soup from the freezer and mjuddarah. No pix - been too busy with four icon commissions due by the end of September. Check the Svetilen Studios link to see my latest icon commission.

Today I roasted a couple of pounds of Roma tomatoes. I think I'll use a couple for bruschetta and the rest will either go into a salsa or, what else, a pasta salad! I'm having a hankering for the chickpea gravy from Vegan with a Vengeance (you can find it here), so I'll probably make that again as well as some black beans and rice and some pierogies from the freezer.

So, that's what's been cooking in my house!


Mimi said...

Yay! That does sound wonderful, roasted roma tomatoes!

Elizabeth said...

I am a "stuffed tomato" gal, myself. I make any kind of grain salad (wheatberries and lentils or lentils and rice with "little" veggies). Then I hollow and seed big tomatoes and stuff them with the salad. Yummm! Nice and cool on hot days.

When the Fast is over, use tuna salad, chicken salad, cottage cheese, etc. Still wonderful for those hot days at the end of summer.