This is silly, I know. But you know I can't make things without recipes, and I obsessively plan out our meals for the week. This week, I decided to try an experiment: I didn't make a meal plan. I went to the farmer's market and bought things that looked good. I went to the dairy farm and bought things that looked good (I'm going to need to do a post about raw milk at some point). I got a random assortment of stuff and then.... every night I am just doing what normal people do and deciding what to make. Last night I roasted some zucchini with garlic and pine nuts and tossed it with some pasta. No recipe! Voila! How did I do this? I don't know.
Tonight was the most exciting because I made Wheat Berry & Barley Salad with Smoked Mozzarella, which we have eaten and loved many times before. Okay. I didn't have wheat berries so I doubled the barley. I didn't have cherry tomatoes but I did have beautiful fresh tomatoes so I chopped those up. Fresh garlic mushed up, check. Fresh green onions, check. I used canned corn, so sue me. And then - this is the most exciting - I used some amazing smoked gouda from the aforementioned dairy farm. AMAZING.
So I'm pretty proud of myself so far this week.