23 October 2010

Food 10/22 through 10/28

Friday Night: We had a bunch of the kids' friends (and maybe their parents, who happen to be our friends....) come and carve pumpkins. I roasted a pork shoulder for pulled pork sandwiches, made baked beans and slaw. The children who came contributed a beautiful fruit platter, two different guacamole based dips, a perfect chocolate cake, and the most wonderful oatmeal cookies ever.

Saturday Breakfast (yes, breakfast): We joined some of the sweetest people ever on their land to feed their pig, meet their brand new baby goats, love on the cow, and ride horses. They invited us for a breakfast first - and I just have to tell you that farm life may be the best life. Fresh from the chickens scrambled eggs, zucchini bread, pumpkin bread, bran muffins with raisins and nuts (all from flour she ground herself), mimosas, coffee. Best eggs of my life, hands down, no contest.

Saturday Lunch: I roasted enough pork for us to take to our friends for a picnic lunch, so we had that again. But it's good enough that we'd eat it over and over and over again.

Sunday Supper: Shrimp and Potato Porridge - one of our absolute favorites. It's a very heavily modified Paula Dean recipe, but I feel I should give her credit, because I never would have thought to put shrimp with potatoes. I'm also going to make boiled custard for dessert. Don't ask me why I'm wanting boiled custard, but I am.

Monday Supper: Bean Burritos. We made it three weeks this time, I think. But maybe I'm overestimating...

Tuesday Supper: Spicy Spinach Lasagna. (Red Wine Sauce for which is pictured above). A family favorite. A recipe I've modified given to me by Ada Brooks's dear godmother, which was recipe she had modified. Fun Forster Culinary Fact: It is the only dish for which I've ever used marjoram.

Wednesday: Subway sandwiches at church. Paul is already excited. He's a ridiculous person.

Thursday: Goat Cheese and Asparagus Linguine. Another modified recipe - the origins for which I've forgotten, but it's good, and I haven't made in a couple of years, I don't think.

After typing this up, I'm realizing why my grocery bill was so low this week - no meat.... (The pork was in the freezer).

Now, if only I can come up with a halloween costume idea for the kids. Paul and I have ours down, and we're excited about it... You'll have to wait to find out they are...

In suspense?

mwah ha ha

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