Wednesday, October 10, 2007
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