I am not, by any standards, a domestic goddess. I can, however cook. Or rather, I enjoy cooking as opposed to laundry, scrubbing toilets and making beds. I've started planning the menu. I'm trying to stay as seasonal as possible and pretty much only using vegetables from the CSA with a few exceptions (brussel sprouts, apples, bell pepper).
Preliminary Thanksgiving Menu.
Lemony Hashed Brusselled Sprouts
Stuffed endive (stuffed with apple, bell pepper, onion, olives, walnuts, sesame seeds, olive oil and basil)
Mark Bittman's Millet Bake, courtesy 101 Cookbooks, brought to my attention by the scintillating Sara Hancock.
Carrots (purple ones!)
Baked, stuffed, delicata squash
Olives (Yay Wegmans!)
Red Onion Chutney
Toasted Squash Seeds
Butternut squash pie (I'm leaving the pies/desserts to Ryan, but I know he's planning this one)
Growler filled with something delicious
More delicious beers
Elderflower soda, juice
In more food related news, last night I made a delicious (delicious!) curry, started by making my own curry paste. It turned out so well, that I think I'm going to make quite a large batch next time and can it. Pictures and recipe to follow soon.