Thursday, August 30, 2007

My Stomach Thinks It Is Fall

I can't stop thinking about apples crostadas, pumpkin squares with cream cheese icing, soups, and vegetable chili with warm crusty bread. All this because the temperature dipped below seventy today?

Now that our new kitchen is organized (although David and I are still working out disagreements over where the essentials should go!), it is time to get cooking. Some preliminary plans . . .

Revisiting The Familiar:
Barefoot Contessa's Cheddar Corn Chowder. Amazing. Enough calories to last one several days.
Beef Burgandy. Again, an Ina Garten recipe. Especially delicious because it is served over a piece of toasted bread rubbed with garlic to soak up all the sauce.
Lots and lots of bolognese.
Lentil Soup. Marcella Hazen's simple recipe.

New Tricks:
Homemade croissants. I have been plotting this for awhile. A ton of work, but I hope to freeze some to be eaten later on the porch on a pleasantly cool fall morning with a little butter and jam.
Apple everything. We have a glorious apple tree. Seems about time to harvest. Pies, tarts, crisps. We'll see what turns out.
Chicken tortilla soup. Grandma's version is amazing. Will do my best to recreate.
Short Rib Ragu over homemade tagliatelle. David's fabulous idea.

Plus, our CSA box continues through the end of October, which I suspect means lots and lots of delicious squash to cook up. And no doubt more apples.

An ambitious September.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Would love to get your crossaint recipe!