Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Thought for Food
Fall is definately my favorite season for food. Here is Sunday Lunch from this past weekend. The cupboards were nearly bare, no fresh veggies to be had, but we managed to dine well.
I sauteed a pan full of onions and apples to be served underneath thin cuts of pork loin which I also cooked in a saute pan and let rest a few minutes before serving. There were rolls leftover from my sister's party and a lovely, Autumnal salad: romaine (Cos) with pears and dried cranberries.
This salad is so versatile and I make many, many versions of it. Here is a recipe:
Choose a green: Romaine (Cos), spinach, or leaf lettuce
Choose a fruit: pear, apple, peach, nectarine, strawberry
Choose a dried fruit: dried cranberries, dates, raisins, currants, golden raisins, dried cherries
Optional: blue cheese, feta, shards of parmesan, almonds, walnuts, pecans (candied pecans too), poppy seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
Dressing: juice of 1 lemon, canola oil in double the amount of lemon juice, salt and pepper
A new ingredient I've been using this week is Horseradish! I went cheap and bought the bottled version and it seemed to work fine. We had it mixed with sourcream and parsley as a topping for hamburgers and then discovered that combination made an excellent dip for veggies. I even used the horseradish in devilled eggs in place of mustard. You'll have to try some!
We just got this cookbook out of the library and Rachel and I are reading it together. It is very kid friendly but still grown up.
I hope you all have a good weekend -- a weekend that will hopefully include some good food too! We are gearing up for a wedding on Saturday. The house is filled with flowers and the flower ladies will be hard at work tomorrow morning!