I’ve taken Jenn’s lead and finally updated my links list. I messed around with the html and made a few other fun changes to the blog as well.
Now, on to what’s really a food post. Need a desk drawer snack? I’ve got the best trail mix in mine right now. It has almonds, pecans, cashews (my favorite), sunflower seeds, tropical dried fruit mix, golden raisins, and chocolate chips. The great thing about trail mix is that you can mix in whatever you like. Other tasty additions: m&ms, craisins, dried apricots, banana chips. And I just discovered dried figs! Any other ideas?
We enjoyed the last of the garden over the weekend, eating one of 2 watermelons that grew. There may still be sweet potatoes, but I’m not holding my breath. That’s OK, though because when my grandmother visited recently, she brought, as always, bags and boxes of fresh, family grown food: tomatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squash, pecans. Using a giant butternut squash from my aunt’s flower bed (did you know you could grow them in between shrubs? My sister-in-law just discovered a pumpkin growing in her yard!), I made what must be my favorite meal: roasted squash and peppers + baked goat cheese over wheat pasta. Unfortunately, it got eaten up before it could pose for any pictures. Next up, butternut squash soup. I love pureed soups in the winter. This cheddar soup with celery, carrots, and apples becomes a staple in our kitchen during cool weather.
Another post about cooler weather. Can you tell I'm ready for fall?