Saturday, October 08, 2005

Fall & Cooking

After an extended summer, weather wise, up until yesterday, fall is here and I’m guessing here to stay. Yesterday (Friday) was a typical fall day – rain all day and downright cold at night. Now my windows are only open a crack.

For me, this is the time of year when I get back in the house and cook – a lot! I love to cook, but in summer I prefer to be outside and take advantage of the good days. Never knowing how short or long the good days will last – this is Canada after all. And so, with the arrival of fall I retreat indoors once again and often end up in my kitchen with an apron on and a cookbook in front of me. This weekend has been no exception.

This morning I made Ballymaloe whole wheat bread - to go with the curried leek and pear soup I made last week and froze. This afternoon I made apple crisp, pumpkin maple custards and a broccoli/cauliflower and cheese sauce. All this is in preparation of Monday’s Thanksgiving dinner ‘en famille’. Tomorrow I’m thinking of making cinnamon buns. Thanks for the tempting recipe, Sue!

Anybody hungry?

7 comments:

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Darcy's Mama said...

It all sounds amazing. How did the custards turn out? I would have loved to try one. I hope you guys had a great dinner last night. We missed being there. We had a good dinner on Sunday. Did you try the cinnamon buns?

Stef said...

The pumpkin maple custards were great! Everyone loved them, except Marc (although he did eat half) but I'll let him off because he doesn't like pumpkin anyway. There was 1 left over and I'm guessing Dad has eaten it by now!

Stef said...

Oh and no, I didn't try the cinnamon buns because I had no white sugar.

nickt said...

Sue made cauliflower and cheese. After dinner there was still half the pot left. ALL FOR ME!!! Woo Hoo!

This is an example of how living far away from your family can be a good thing.

Stef said...

I made a broccoli/cauliflower cheese too! And all Mom gave was a tiny little plate to take home with me. What's wrong with this picture???

Why said...

Wouldn't you know it? Both leeks AND pears are on special this week. Kolina's very excited that I'll be making the curried pear and leek soup; she loves it. I think I'll also make some potato and leek soup and freeze it. Yesterday we had farm sausages on the BBQ and I made a panful of leek and potatoes cooked in bouillon as a side dish. Delish! Think I'll make a ham and leek quiche this week as well. Can you tell we like leeks???