Friday, October 29, 2010
October has brought us some reassurances, one of these is my renewed interest in the kitchen. The first trimester and moving was tough and I avoided cooking and baking for the most part. We still miraculously ate three meals and day and snacks but I was not fully present in my kitchen tasks to say the least. This week has been a bit hit and miss as well. Like despite getting groceries on Saturday I felt like there was no food on Monday....time to pay a bit more attention while shopping I think. It seems my mind likes to wander around aimlessly these days. But in whether in or out of the fog I've put together some interesting meals and snacks and my fridge-top freezer is getting a bit cramped but I plan to get as much food in there as I can before this babe joins us. Here is what we've got so far:
-My mom made two lovely turkey pies from our leftover thanksgiving turkey carcass. All I'll have to do is cook some veggies and make some biscuits and dinner will be served.
-Last week I took advantage of the lower price of organic cranberries and made these muffins. I substituted butter for the oil and for the second batch added chocolate chips which cut the tartness of the cranberries. Really yummy.
-I managed to freeze two small bags of corn niblets. They won't last long around here but at least we have a little bit of late summer to enjoy as the colder months approach.
-This week we enjoyed this chicken recipe from Fields and Fire. I loved the taste of the chicken drippings on the veggies. I have not mastered our oven yet though so the timing was a bit off. I'll get it eventually.
-For a friend's visit on Wednesday I made some simple tea biscuits and we spread raspberry jam on them. It was simple and yummy.
-Another occupant of our freezer is half of our flour order from Urban Grains. This was my first CSA experience and I'm excited to try out the rye flour for some bread.
-And for the Samhain ritual and Spiral dance I attended last Sunday I made some molasses cookies which are an old family recipe. It seemed fitting to use an old recipe when eating after celebrating and grieving the dead.
I'll share our Halloween and Samhain activities with you later on this weekend. Have a lovely time with your tricks and treats everyone.