I am immersed in a sewing project today. Here is a glimpse of one of the two fabrics that comprise the bib-style apron that is shaping up to be a fun one to make any day's cooking/baking a celebration. When I was growing up, my mother sewed school clothes for each of my 11 siblings and myself. Rather than using pins, I remember watching her place knives onto the pattern pieces to hold them in place while she cut the fabric underneath. I do the same when I sew. In fact, I keep a set of knives handy in my sewing room strictly for that purpose... yard sale castoffs. It makes the cutting process go so much faster so you can get on to the fun part.
So that I might be able to devote more time to my sewing today, I decided to make a quick dish using falafel that I had purchased at Sami's Bakery in Tampa on Monday.
I placed some of the falafel in a pan to reheat along with some Muir Glen Italian Herb Pasta Sauce. Since my attempt earlier this week to purchase spaghetti squash as an alternative to pasta proved futile, I decided a good substitution might be zucchini. I sliced the zucchini then placed it on an olive oil coated unbleached parchment-lined baking sheet. After flipping the zucchini slices to evenly coat them with olive oil, I placed them in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes... just enough to soften but still have a somewhat firm crunch. The result was one I will repeat.