We are back from our customary Memorial-Day-Ish trip to visit Sparks’ sister. Mimi thinks her house is Disney World, I’m pretty sure. There is a big play set, a play house, scooters and tricycles and cars, a swimming pool, two cousins and a whole world of unfamiliar toys. This time there were grandparents, too. Oh my oh my oh my.
But now we are home again. Last night we ate ratatouille, chicken sausage, and roasted potatoes for dinner. My ratatouille is basic, just garlic, onions, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and zucchini with a little basil or Herbs de Provence. The chicken sausage is from Sam’s Club and is full of gooey cheese. You need the ratatouille to offset it. The potatoes I cut up and shake in a bag with oil, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika, then roast at 425 for an hour, turning once. Delicious and no-fail.