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Divine Dinner at Home

Since I joined a CSA this year, I’ve been doing a lot of cooking at home. Mostly it’s because I’ve gotten these beautiful, fresh veggies but I also do like to pretend I’m a chef.

Typically, I make pretty simple fare but I decided to take that and create something spectacular (can anyone tell that the new season of Top Chef started? ha!). Tonight, I made a rather divine dinner that started the other day in prep.

On the menu:
Seared Tuna Salad with Roasted Beets and Squash
Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream

The salad was pretty simple. I seared some tuna (originally frozen – defrosted it last night) to pretty well done (haven’t figured out how to get to medium rare yet) and put it on top of some broccoli slaw that I rough chopped into smaller pieces. Then I added small cuts of my roasted beets and butternut squash (which I roasted a few weeks back).

Then came dessert. As a kid, I was fairly obsessed with strawberries. My Mom told me that when she took me strawberry picking, I would eat a strawberry and then add one to the pail. Then eat a strawberry …. and so on. Pair some strawberries with rhubarb and you’ve got a mix I just love, love, love. So I decided to use the fantastic rhubarb I got from the CSA last week and make ice cream. It took a while to make but the result is a sweet, tart little bit of heaven.

Click on the salad photo or here to go see the rest of the set on Flickr in my photo stream.

What’s the best meal you’ve made? Share it in the comments!