I kicked back with some tea during my call today. Twinnings Chai. I’ve been in a chai mood lately! However, this was on the weak side. Maybe I am getting used to loose leaf after all?
I have decided that in the name of photography we need to be eating dinner earlier! We caught the very last drops of sunlight as we sat down around 6PM. When we were cleaning up at 7 it was black out! This means that we must start thinking about dinner at 5PM because most dinners take a while to make! However, tonight, I was thinking about lenses and before I knew it Matt had most of the meal made.
All I had written on the menu for tonight was "Succotash" (with homemade lima beans and canned corn). We soaked half a bag of limas last night and boiled them this afternoon. Then Matt added canned corn, half a can of tomato paste, salt + peppa, chili powder, cumin and cayenne. It was great!
We also roasted up all of the centerpiece squashes from our Housecooling party. So sad that they are no longer available as décor! Must buy more I miss the dots of orange.
Hard as it was, I did not eat the skins. You know what they do to my intestines…
The squash was roasted at 400* for about 40 minutes and tossed in coconut oil beforehand. We drizzled on a bit more coconut butter at the end. It’s the BEST!
A make-shift salad that I contributed. Some arugula on its last leg, olive oil and bleu cheese.
Let’s talk about bleu cheese! I LOVE it. But I really really love it when it gets this marshmallow sweet taste. So while grocery shopping today, I asked the cheese monger for a recommendation. I’m not sure he completely understood what I meant by "marshmallowy" but he gave me one kind to sample. It was delicious (because it was bleu cheese) but it was a bit tangy/sour. Not marshmallowy at all. Then he gave me this one – which is almost crunchy in the bleu veins – and hit the spot. It’s not the most marshmallow I have ever tasted.
The early dinner meant we were finished before 7! What to do with the evening? I had a craving to make something, so I made Crunchy Buckwheat Granola!
And then pulverized a bunch of steel cut oats I bought today into [hopefully] Scottish oats for real (apparently pulverizing rolled oats isn’t really Scottish. They come from steel cut).
And because all of the granola didn’t fit in my Ball jar… snack!