We began with a pot of tomatillos and serrano chiles and ended up with Chiliquiles for brunch. Delicious!
I came across a recipe for bagels on the King Arthur Flour website. The last time I made bagels was so long ago that I barely recalled the process. So I tried to make bagels again with very pleasing results! Here is my Everything Bagel from the KA Flour website.
A basic, simple lasagna satisfies hunger any day of the week but particularly in inclement weather. It’s very simple if you keep some homemade marinara sauce or bolognese sauce in the freezer. Then all you need is a good mixture of cheeses with some herbs bound with and egg or two and some noodles (fresh, dried or no-bake–your choice). The result is the ultimate comfort meal. You can add some fresh roasted garlic to a toasted baguette and a salad on the side if you are a big eater. Any which way, this is a satisfying, economical and pleasing meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I’m just going by my own experience. (Wink)
A simple dinner: Fresh Cod battered with a Pale Ale crust, coleslaw flavored with apple cider vinegar vinaigrette and extremely crisp homemade crinkle chips
A simple yet impressive dinner: Butternut Squash Lasagna with Fresh Mixed Greens from our garden and homegrown roasted beets with a gorgonzola-toasted walnut dressing.
No need for fireworks.
A simple fruit pie with a homemade pastry crust. This is a delightful mixture of fresh cranberries and raspberries, lightly sweetened with a touch of sugar, a bit of cornstarch to thicken the juices and a lovely lattice top.
It goes well with a variety of ice creams. We tried vanilla, walnut and pecan praline ice cream and each one was pleasing. We didn’t like the pie with whipped cream. It just didn’t work. If you like nuts you can add hazelnuts, walnuts or pecans to enhance the pie.
Our beautiful turkey, organic, humanely killed and thoroughly enjoyed to the bone. Filled with gratitude for our friends and family gathered around a communal table where we shared this turkey, potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, pies and mostly love and stories, memories shared and just the opportunity to be together laughing and enjoying without any technology at all. Just us, basic food and love. What could be better?