Every parent relishes those few quiet moments to themselves. And given the exhaustion I feel after 90 minutes of bedtime battles each night, I've found my moments at a different time.
Namely, sneaking it in at the evening market on the way home from work.
Going to the farmers markets sans children is an all together different experience. You have the choice to linger at a booth, to ask questions, to not feel the embarrassment of your child once again mooching samples off each station. You can actually check out the produce, rather than hastily check off items as you grab the first box of beans your way.
Someday, I will learn the fine out of leaving work at a decent hour so I can squeeze in 15 minutes of "me" time at the market on the way home.
I had my first summertime mid-week market visit this week, blessed by decent breezes and not-too-hot weather. This week, it's all about summer squash. Zucchini has been popping up everywhere this last week, both in my garden and at the markets. The good news is the kids love them - I found a half-knawed on squash on my table the other day! Busy evenings mean I haven't had the opportunity to prep zucchini recipes like I'd like, but I've discovered a zucchini bread recipe that the kids can't get enough of. Yes, it means heating up the oven in the middle of summer, but it's a simple project to tackle while I'm working on chores in the evenings.
What's cooking in your garden? Any great market finds this weekend?