We played yesterday.
One is supposed to play in the summer.
We even had a picnic.
No photos of the picnic, though – we were starving.
After this lovely salad, I’m going to bore you with pretty pictures of the canal we biked along..
I’m not a fan of raw zucchini.
I have a hard time working it into salads.
But… this time of year, when the garden starts producing, one has to be creative to eat everything.
Isn’t it fun to be so blessed? (She says, at the beginning….)
Sausage Salad with Baked Zucchini Rounds
Total time: 35 minutes
- 8oz (240gr) sausages
- 1 large tomato, cut into chunks
- 2oz (60gr) feta, crumbled
- 1/4 cup dry-cured Greek olives, chopped
- 1 medium zucchini, cut into 6 1/3″ (1cm) slices (discard any remaining)
- 2 tsp Dijon-style mustard
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbs dry bread crumbs
- 2 tbs grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 2 tbs fresh oregano leaves
- Romaine lettuce for 2 large salads, washed and torn
- 2 tbs sherry vinegar
- 2 tsp ketchup
- 2 tsp Dijon-style mustard
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1 1/2 tbs good olive oil
- Make Zucchini Rounds:In a flattish bowl whisk the mustard, Worcestershire and the egg together. In another flattish bowl or plate mix the crumbs, Parmesan and chili powder together.
- Dip both sides of the rounds into the egg, then the crumbs.
- Place on a nonstick baking sheet. Bake at 400F (200C) for 35 minutes, until lightly browned.
- Cook sausages on barbecue grill for 10 – 15 minutes or until done or in nonstick skillet for same amount of time (until done). Slice into 1″ (2.5cm) lengths.
- Make vinaigrette: Put vinegar, ketchup, mustard. cumin, chili powder in small bowl and whisk to combine. Slowly drizzle in oil, whisking constantly.
- To finish: Toss lettuce with a bit of vinaigrette. Add sausage, tomato, feta, olives and oregano and toss gently. Taste and add more vinaigrette if desired.
- Arrange zucchini slices next to salad and, remaining dressing on the side.
Did I mention it’s been hot here?
Not excruciatingly hot, not in the 100’s, but hot enough…. In the 90’s (yesterday was 93F, 34C)
We decided to go on a bike ride along the canal.
It’s shady there.
The canals and the paths are lined with plane trees, like many of the roads in France.
And the paths are used for walking and bicycling
Now, most of them are automatic, operated by the boaters.
I’d give you a close-up but I asked if I could take a photo – not if I could post said photo as a close-up on the net….
This is a traditional canal boat – long and skinny.
People can live on these.
Mon mari wants to be one of those people.
That’s him, on his bike, admiring the canal boats (and picking out the one he wants?)
We were only supposed to be gone 2 hours.
Mon mari decided we should ‘just go all the way to the end – shouldn’t be more than another 15 minutes’.
Not only does he have selective hearing he has selective map-reading skills.
We were out for 4 1/2 hours.
At least it was shady…..
If you want nutrition information, try this site: Calorie Count