Wednesday, October 10, 2007

autumn falls

The weather has cooled down considerably in the past two days, and I've been roasting like a maniac. Roasted stuff is some of my favorite cookin' during the fall and winter. Last night it was potatoes, fennel, onion, garlic cloves and butternut squash roasted with chicken drumsticks flavored only with fresh thyme, salt and pepper and olive oil. A simple, warming, comforting meal.

For dessert, Jack whipped up his newest creation...he makes a peanut butter and honey sandwich on some good whole wheat bread and grills it in a frying pan with a generous amount of butter until the outside is crispy and brown and the inside is sweet and gooey. Served with vanilla ice cream, drizzled with more honey and dusted with cinnamon? It's my new favorite thing.

This weather changes has me wanting to try out all kinds of new cool-weather recipes. Here's a few I've collected:
toasted pumpkin seeds 3 ways
potato focaccia
braised chicken with prunes, olives and capers
spiced celery root soup with bacon and honey
boiled egg with gooey center to go with a bowl of noodles


Anonymous said...

I too have been a roasting-maniac. I can not get enough roasted vegetables!

That sandwich you made looks incredible, I might have to try it with some sliced banana in there (because thats my favorite sandwich!!)

Sarah C. said...

I think I have just found my new favorite thing too! Wow, what a simple but totally awesome idea. Thanks for posting!!