Quixote Village grew from the vision of a self-governing tent camp of homeless adults in Olympia, Washington. The Village consists of 30 tiny cottages, a large vegetable garden and a community building that contains showers, laundry facilities, a communal kitchen and living and dining space. Village residents moved from Camp Quixote to the Village on Christmas Eve, 2013.
Lasagna Grilled Cheese
4 slices of bread that you love
2 tablespoons unsalted butter with a dash of olive oil
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste
one 14-ounce can cherry tomatoes (you’ll have extra tomatoes left over)
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
extra salt and pepper for seasoning
Lay out bread slices.
In a medium skillet or nonstick pan, melt butter over medium-low heat.
In a small bowl stir together ricotta, basil, salt and pepper.
Top each slice of bread with a bit of mozzarella cheese. Top two of the bread slices with a few smashed cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper. On the remaining two slices of bread, dollop and spread the ricotta cheese.
Combine the sandwich halves and place in the warmed skillet. Grill on each side until golden. Remove from the pan and allow to rest for 3 minutes before slicing in half and serving.
Mango Colada Parfait
- 11/2 cups plain greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup pineapple (chopped)
- 1/4 cup mango (chopped)
- 1/4 cup toasted coconut
Begin with a layer of fruit and coconut, and add yogurt on top. Repeat as many times as you’d like for as many layers as you’d like. Top with more fruit and coconut.