I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! It was cold here but likely the roads were perfect. We hosted this year just like we have for the last 6 years. I use to get carried away with trying out new side dishes in addition to all the classic Thanksgiving feast and I still made desserts and beverages. Well I learned it was all just too much and frankly all anybody seemed to care about was the basics anyways. So I learned to focus on just the basics and to put all my creative energy into making a dessert or two and I remind myself I can buy a dessert some where if it's a total flop. Well this year I made two desserts (sweet potato cheesecake and a dutch apple tart) from scratch with recipes I had made up and it was my first time making them. Yes I do like to bake dangerously! Luckily they turned out great and were a great hit.
Dec 4, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
Garlic Butternut Squash Fries Baked in Ghee (clarifed butter) with Spicy Garlic Aioli Sauce (Paleo, Low carb)
I think I might have a new food love. Butternut squash fries. Oh my good golly miss molly these are addictingly good. They actually taste to me a bit more like potatoes but with a twist. I liked these actually better than sweet potato fries. I'm not sure if squash is actually better for fries or if this batch just happen to turn out better. Either way it's a great way to get your kids friends or spouse to eat their veggies and to use up extra produce. We didn't grow any squash this year after our horrible infestation of our squash crops last year, but we did snag a super deal at our local farmers market for a huge bucket of squash the last day of the market this year.
Nov 10, 2013
|Mr Cat always inspects our root crops!|
Our garden still has a few things in it but it's mostly been put to bed now. We still have beets, rutabaga, carrots, parsley and chives, kale and mustard greens. Soon I plan to harvest what is left before the ground freezes or we get a big snow. We already had a light snow last week (see the picture of our garden below), and in MN you never know when the next one will come!
Nov 4, 2013
I made jam today because we ran out and I have lots of strawberries and raspberries in our freezer and I need to start making room for thanksgiving. I normally make jam at this time of year with left over strawberries in the freezer from spring (we grow a lot of strawberries!) and our newly harvested raspberries, but this year (same as last year) we hardly had any raspberries in the fall. We have only had enough to snack on as we walk by them, not to harvest. I think our canes are just getting old or not enough rain in late summer early fall. How have your raspberries been doing if you grow them?