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?
Certainly the healthful benefit of the pumpkin can be called into question here but definitely not the terrific flavor. This was a quick and easy dessert. Simply pumpkin pie ice cream riddled with gingersnap pieces and garnished with two very crisp gingersnaps on the side.
As we approach the holidays when I will be cooking a lot of different foods, I prefer simple dinners most evenings from now until then. This one was easy as can be.
Baked Cod with cornflake topping and butter with Parmesan cheese, pan roasted asparagus with homegrown tomatoes and oven roasted sweet potato with yogurt-lime-toasted walnut dressing.
Chicken marinated in Balsamic Vinegar and grilled served with a side of homegrown Swiss Chard sautéed with cubed pancetta, garlic and red pepper flakes accompanied by a spoonful of baked cheese ravioli in a tomato cream sauce. Filling and satisfying.
I am still experimenting with Pizza. Such a versatile medium, right? So I wanted to create a pizza with some interesting flavors. I thought about making an Eggplant Parmesan instead but I really didn’t want something that heavy. Then my thoughts moved to the realm of pizza; lighter and less work. The end result was this Cheesy pizza crust covered in marinara sauce, topped with grilled eggplant and zucchini, sprinkled with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, finished with pepperoni slices and some ribbons of Parmesan. Red pepper chili flakes on the side. Delicious.
Delicately seasoned balsamic chicken breast, sliced thinly and arranged over a fresh half of romaine lettuce with heirloom tomatoes and a homemade blue cheese dressing. It’s an entrée, a light lunch or just a great picnic lunch. Portable, delicious and healthy.
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Pizza made with leftover burrito ingredients: chicken, black beans, salsa, grated asiago and jack cheeses, red peppers, jalapeno peppers, red onions, garlic and oils (jalapeno garlic oil and chile oil) with ground black pepper and salt to taste. Served with mixed greens and balsamic vinaigrette. Great meal for leftovers. (We did use a store bought Boboli crust, not homemade which is rare around here.)