Hi, hi, hi. It’s Wednesday!
Ready for the ultimate end of summer meal?
Ah, I hope so!
This is loaded with fresh garden veggies or in my case, fresh from the store garden veggies since the only thing I currently have growing right now is a bush of basil and a bush of mint.
Thankfully, they are doing well…
Which is surprising since I have them inside (of course) in the smallest pot, with barely any soil. I know, know, recipe for disaster!
But hey it’s working, so why fix what’s not broken?
I have to tell you guys, this week is a pretty big week around here.
See, little Asher turns five on Friday.
Yes, five!! I still cannot believe it.
Honestly, birthdays around here have never been that big of deal (well they used to be, back when we lived with gazillions of family in Ohio, but in Colorado – not so much), but for some reason Asher’s birthdays are a big deal. I mean, we started celebrating last Friday and I have feeling the, “ok, fine only because it is your birthday” line will continue on through the long weekend.
Oh and there are lots of treats being made. Treats for school, treats for everyday and um, a big chocolate on the inside pink on the outside cake. It’s gonna be good.
Obviously, these veggies in this meal are kind of needed right now.
All the veggies equal out all the sugar, right?
This ratatouille is kind of the perfect transition meal from summer to fall. Early September is such a weird food time. Sometimes it is really hot and all you want is summer food, but then it cools off at night and that comfort food craving hits.
This is the perfect fix.
It’s got all the fresh summer veggies, but that creamy, cheesy polenta makes it a total comfort food.
I love creamy, cheesy polenta!
Oh, and those colorful things too. The veggies? Yeah those. I love those too.
Look at that color though, it’s totally cheesy healthy comfort food!