Monday, August 23, 2010
The cabin we stayed at was located on the Black River. On Saturday morning it was hazy and beautiful.
We made a scramble for breakfast with yellow tomatoes, red peppers, potatoes, bacon, eggs and cheese. It was delicious. Aren't those tomatoes gorgeous? After breakfast we went on a hike.
In the afternoon we headed to the beach for a picnic. We found an absolutely perfect spot right on the water with a cute picnic table.
I have to give my honey some credit for putting up with me because we can't do anything normal like just have a picnic. We have to have a picnic photo shoot (fellow bloggers, I know you understand!). But...after noting that "people are staring honey" he relaxed and enjoyed the picnic. We had great food after all. We strayed from the menu I originally planned though.
Mason jars have so much utility, I used them for storing all the food.
I made tomato bruschetta with a favorite, easy recipe.
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Baguette, bread or crackers
Drain the can of tomatoes. Combine tomatoes, garlic, basil, balsamic vinegar, oilive oil and parmesan cheese in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Chill for 30 minutes to an hour.
Top bread with tomato mixture and serve.
I made really good sandwiches and wrapped them in parchment paper tied with baking twine. Cute!
The sandwiches were made with herb bread I purchased at the Minneapolis Farmers' Market. They had provolone cheese, yellow tomatoes, avocados, bacon and mustard.
After the picnic we grabbed a couple beers and sat outside of the cabin, overlooking the river.
When the bugs got bad we headed into the porch to play a few games of Yahtzee. I won two out of three. Yes!
And then there was the sunset, the perfect, unbelievable sunset.
What a perfect weekend it was...