We had a slow start to our Saturday and got up around 10 am in our pajamas to make some brunch. We used some leftover curried shell pasta we made during the week and grabbed a little bit of kale, heirloom cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, eggs, and an onion from our counter.
We baked in a few steps:
- Make sure to dry out the tomatoes topped with salt for 5 minutes at 400F first.
- Then we added everything else except the eggs and kale.
- Before returning to the oven, we generously drizzled everything with olive oil, salt, pepper, Mexican cotija cheese, garlic salt, and fresh sprigs of thyme.
- After about 20 minutes in the oven at 400F, we cracked three eggs and let it bake another 3 minutes.
- Then, we added the kale on top and broiled for 2-3 minutes to make nice, crispy kale chips.
The exact timing might vary based on the oven you're using. What I love about making baked vegetable trays is how minimal effort it is to put something tasty together. If you bake it right, the egg should still be sunny side up.
We spent the rest of our late morning and early afternoon relaxing in the living room. In the spirit of spring, we brewed a pot of rose black tea and bundled up in blankets on the couch.
We eventually got out for a stroll around the city. We'd heard from a few of our friends that another Salt & Straw ice cream shop just recently opened. Given how much we enjoy long walks and how my husband loves ice cream, we had to go.
Since we couldn't decide, we got one scoop of roasted strawberry and another of their honey lavender. We sat by the window while we ate and couldn't help noticing that the line kept growing outside. More people came in and more people went out.
We also stopped by the B8ta Store, which showcases several early products from start-ups an internet connected devices. We couldn't help stopping by this Jibo robot we've heard about before. While it's not as sophisticated as a Google Home or Amazon Alexa, its mechanical swivel motion is adorable.
I was also pleasantly surprised to see one of the products I worked on a few years ago. Though the yellow lid has changed and the product name as well, it's always cool to see something you've made make it to market.
Hope everyone had a happy Saturday!