Hurricane Eve Dinner

We’re expecting the storm to hit after midnight this evening, so I’m trying to (continue to) make constructive use of what’s in my freezer and fridge.

In my freezer are 2 thick slices of wonderful lamb meatloaf.

In the fridge are green beans from my neighbor Beppi’s garden just picked this morning.  They simply get trimmed on the ends, sliced into bite-size pieces, then boiled in well-salted water for about 5 minutes.

Also from Beppi’s garden are eggplants, peppers and tomatoes.  These were roasted in the oven the usual way (see roasted eggplant, peppers and tomatoes) and strewn with some mint leaves.

For a first course, we’re having pasta with pesto.  I must at least give a nod toward the 24 containers of pesto I made the other day from the basil that Beppi left on my doorstep. These were a labor of love and I need to use at least one of them before my power goes out.

Even if this bowl of pasta is all that survives of my stash of pesto–I’m glad I at least got to have a taste of it!

P.S. My internet went out with the onset of the hurricane and I never got a chance to post this before the storm.  I’m happy to report that we were among the lucky ones–although we lost internet–we never lost power–the pesto is SAFE!!

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