Friday, September 30, 2011

october 1

holy toledo - tomorrow's october. i'm not sure exactly how this happened but it's fall now. with the change in season, my thoughts have shifted from bbq to comfort foods. 

i think i may also need to take a break from soup production to clear a little room in the freezers - it's slightly out of control. this week i made a fresh batch of seafood chowder with mussels, haddock, sea trout & smoked haddock (all from the fish shop) and beef stew with a cross rib roast from getaway farm.

here's a list of all the flavours i'll have for the weekend:
vegan vegetable stew (vegan)
vegetarian chili (vegan)
bean, lentil & veggie (vegan)
curried butternut squash (vegan)
beet, parsnip & pear (vegan)
roasted red pepper, tomato & sweet potato (vegetarian)
corn chowder (vegetarian)
cream of broccoli (vegetarian)
baked beans (vegetarian)
thai chicken & rice
hearty beef stew
seafood chowder


the main course for this week is broccoli mac & cheese. i've had lots of requests for mac & cheese without lobster, so this is it. i snuck in a little cauliflower too and both the broccoli & cauliflower came from elmridge farm. there's cheese curds & parmesan from foxhill & even some super finely grated old growler in there from that dutchman. i have smalls ($8) and larges ($16).

this week i also went a little salad crazy. i have three salads for the weekend but am secretly hoping for some leftovers so i don't have to cook for myself next week.

the first is a wild rice salad with roasted butternut squash, pumpkin seeds, toasted pecans, dried cranberries, sage & a maple vinaigrette (vegan). the next is a roasted sweet potato salad with fresh corn, bell peppers, green onions, tomatoes, cilantro & a cumin-lime vinaigrette (vegan). and last but not least i have a traditional broccoli salad with bacon, almonds, red onion, sunflower seeds, raisins & a creamy dressing (totally not vegan).

aside from all that, i have tons of fish cakes & beans, curries (although i think i'm out of the vegan one), pennes, shepherd's pies, southwest chicken dinners & british fish pies...

i made fresh chipotle lime & honey mustard bbq sauces yesterday & today i'll jar them - however i just noticed how dangerously low on sauce jars i am so i might only be able to get one flavour bottled up for the weekend...

ok time to start baking & guzzling caffeine ;) see you tomorrow.

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