I decided to eat breakfast a bit later than usual yesterday, not knowing when I was going to be eating next. I packed my bag with another wrap, cucumbers, banana, blueberries, grapes and lots of water. I ended up making a diner like breakfast because the kidults didn’t have summer school until the afternoon, so it was nice to have breakfast together. Egg white omelet with a tablespoon of feta cheese (2) 1.5 ounces of toast (3) two pork sausage links (3) and blueberries that taste like candy they are so sweet.
It started raining on the way to the shop. It took me nearly an hour and fifteen minutes to get there because of the weather and traffic. The kid I’ve been working with borrowed his brothers suburban, so we took his car. Which is good and bad. You see, I have severe back seat driver syndrome. If you are not familiar with that syndrome it’s the constant feeling that the person you are driving with is going to fast in the weather conditions, not getting into the appropriate lane soon enough to exit, and wondering if the person you are driving with as ADHD because he couldn’t stop grabbing a smoke, fiddling with the radio, checking his phone. I mean, he’s a 21 year old kid, and I have no right to tell him how to drive, but let’s just say I was very happy by the time we got the market.
Only in Chicago can it take 20 minutes to drive 4 miles. It actually took us an hour to get there and it’s only 20 miles from the shop. Gah. We set up in the rain – my hair was pretty awful by the time the market opened.
Thankfully though, the rain cleared within minutes of the market starting, and the sun actually came out. We were steady busy until right around dinner time. This is the first time I’ve cooked at a market! I had no idea how slammed we would get and I wasn’t that prepared – I think the most anyone had to wait for a wrap or salad was 10 minutes, but the beauty of cooking in a farmers market was that they could just wander around and head back to pick up their food.
We offered a vegan burger salad, or a wrap for $8. Lizz (my daughter in law who’s vegan) I couldn’t help but think of you – you would love these!
So not too bad for my first time cooking! Although I did have a bit of oil shoot out of the pan onto my hand – I had a lone piece of corn in the pan and it kind of popped out right on my hand.
The rains held all the way home – thankfully the roads were dry on the drive home and I was as nervous driving with this kid back to the shop. It’s amazing how long it takes to load up and get to a venue, and the breakdown and putting everything away once we get back to the shop seems to take minutes.
We were so steady busy, and then I got busy cooking during the dinner rush, that I only ever ate a banana and grapes all day! When I got home, I went back to my trusty picky plate: 10 Triscuits (7), an ounce of Trader Joe’s herbed goat cheese (3) the last of my marinated tofu (3) and more blueberries and grapes.
It hit the spot. I just worry about eating most of my food at the end of the day, but what are you going to do.
I am off today! I have a bunch of computer work to do, it’s gorgeous so a walk is definitely in my future and I need to hit the gym for a strength workout. And early bed tonight because I have to be at the shop at 5:30 a.m. tomorrow – but I am looking forward to it – the girl I am working with is super fun – I’ll be in Evanston if anyone wants to come visit! Then back to Frankfort on Sunday – the vendors around us are so super nice – and I think I’ll need to get a butterfly pork sandwich from the truck two tents down from us – you know, just to see if it’s good enough for the other patrons.
Hope you have a great weekend! See you Monday! Until then, you can find me on Instagram (mybizzykitchen). Make it a great day!