The change of seasons here is always centered around food.
With colder temperature, falling leaves, and Oregon sunshine autumn brings with it in mid-November,
I start craving hearty comfort foods such as roasts, homemade soups and stews, and fall and winter vegetables.
My favorite Everyday Menus are the menus I always have in mind for dinner in just a few minutes. Here is one of many to help celebrate the season to my table.
Even my 10-year-old loves the kale and asked for seconds. The secret? Midori dates.
And Shibui Balsamic Reduction, a nicely balanced syrup to use on vegetables, meats, berries, pasta, etc., from Krebsbach Fine Foods in Talent, Oregon. It’s a tad pricey–$40 for this mushroom-shape 50ml bottle–I tell you, it’s so worth it.
Another quick and easy comfort food found on my dinner menu frequently is smoked beef sausage, sliced and sauteed, with a few onions. Then added small red potatoes quartered, carrots, lots of chopped cabbage, and a cup of apple cider. Simmered for about 1 hour or until vegetables are tender. A keeper for Gluten-Free followers. So is knitting and fiber.
A full octave on the keyboard is so inviting, isn’t it?
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…)