My dad made Melissa Clark’s Shrimp Scampi, which is utterly delicious over crusty bread (or over anything, really). I could probably eat it every day.
He also brought roasted tomatoes, which he’d made the day before. They’re roasted at 300 degrees for 3 hours with some garlic, salt, olive oil and thyme, which makes them all soft, melty and really flavorful.
My mom made a salad from my CSA veggies, at my request. I really wanted raw vegetables but there wasn’t much in the way of lettuce-like material in the box. She made a delicious salad of cabbage, carrots, radicchio and a lemony-rice vinegar dressing. Yum!
I had a long list of very small jobs for my folks to tackle, which they accomplished in no time. When I learned they were staying for a whole 24 hours, I decided it was time to make room for baby. This morning, I sent them off to IKEA with my aunt Gail, while I did some serious purging and organizing.
They returned and were a total power trio. My mom and aunt cleaned the kitchen and moved furniture to and from the basement, while my dad assembled a particularly challenging IKEA side table.