Monday, October 4, 2010

Good Fall Eating

On Sunday, we got into the kitchen and tried to use up some of the veggies that have been accumulating. We had our favorite quiche recipe for breakfast, complete with homegrown onion, tomatoes, and shredded zucchini.

The chicken stock also got started. We cooked two chickens last Sunday to follow this plan for the week's meals and I had saved the carcasses. (We didn't follow the roast chicken recipe but did make the picadillo, curry in a hurry, and sesame noodles - all delicious and easy.)

This stock is notable because it's the first stock where the vegetables are entirely from our garden - celery, carrot, and onion. We just need to raise some meat chickens so we'll have totally homegrown stock. :)
We had also been given a few Jonagold apples that weren't getting any younger. Here's last night's dessert experiment. I made caramel then stirred in apples and oatmeal and baked the whole thing for about 30 minutes. It is evil good. The portion I brought to school also got the stamp of approval from all of the 8th graders and it made delicious breakfast this morning too!

And we bought "Frankenpumpkin" (Q's title) at the Spencer Creek Grange Harvest Festival this weekend so pie making has now made it onto the "to-do" list.

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