Twenty minute dinners. Meals in minutes. Three courses in the blink of an eye. The list goes on an on about tantalizing ways to lure you into getting that delicious looking image on your plate in no time at all. But what is the reality behind the headline?
I'll tell you what the reality is. Sweating bug juice, cursing like a sailor, and a mess that wouldn't look out of place in "kitchens from hell". Yes, my friends, that is my reality of my quick dinners. Hand me a glass of wine, a Billy Joel CD and and hour, and I promise dinner will be worth it! And yes, I did say CD.
It must be fall, because we are diving back into Apple Crumble. This has to be in my top 5 top desserts for fall and winter. I make is so often for many different reasons. The ingredients are always on hand, almost everyone loves it, and it takes no time to put together. Great for me, because I can be kind of lazy.
If you love apple pie and have never made a crumble, make it! Much less work and just as delicious. In my humble opinion. This is kind of like pie for lazy people, people like me. Also it looks "rustic", which is also great for my less than perfect dessert skills. One day I will present to you a perfect looking cake, promise.
For now, lets take a look at Apple Crumble.
This week I can honestly say, we are well into fall! So, happy fall everyone!
I am finally looking forward to the temperature plunging. Hahaha.....plunging around here? Umm, maybe down a few degrees to 26 or so if we are lucky. Apparently, we are in for a hot fall.
As for food, I am still making salads and using the barbecue. But the temperatures have not stopped me from diving into some warming food this past week like the Potato & Spinach Gratin, Three Bean Chilli and Macaroni & Cheese. If you will it long enough, it will come. At least that is my mantra for now.
On the menu this week, we got a bit of everything, like always. Hope you find some inspiration for your dinner table and Happy Cooking!
Thanksgiving for us Canadians is just around the corner. Despite the fact that I have not been in Canada to celebrate a Thanksgiving in 20 years now, I still make a special day of it at our home here in Spain. One of the great things about being part of a multicultural family (Canadian/British/Spanish), is all the different traditions we get to celebrate. Not only do I keep my Canadian holidays, we celebrate a few British ones as well as embracing the many Spanish festivals. And there are a lot! So, it seems there is always something to celebrate. And who doesn't love celebrating!
Lately, I have been doing a big of talking about pantry staples. If you head over this way much, you may have noticed. Because of a well stocked pantry, I was able to make this chilli yesterday without any trips out the door. Now, that is success! I had on hand all the dry and tinned goods as well as spices and herbs to put this together. Okay, it does also contain fresh ingredients which you can't store in a cupboard for months. But the backbone of the chilli came out of the cupboard storage.
As I have been trying my very best to eat more legumes lately, I thought why not try a chilli. Nobody in my family really likes ground beef much, so that wouldn't be an option around here. Well, except for hamburgers and lasagne. But I think that is where the line ends. So, beans it was. And very good it was too!