Friday, November 27, 2015

Apple-cheddar Pie

I wanted to make a cheddar apple pie that wasn't just an apple pie with a cheese-enhanced crust.

I found this apple cheddar pie recipe from One Perfect Bite, and it baked up fantastic!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Post Game

Fish--prep the fish topping ahead of time.
Set table earlier
Make people wake up by ten
Impose schedule on roll maker
Don't make food other people signed up for.
People stressing out about kitchen crowding.
There's tons of handwashing to do in the final push  That's a job for someone.
Sign up kitchen shift in advance?
Wine needs chilled.
Think about appetizer schedule.  He was making them while we were cooking, but that didn't really work.
take shower earlier
went for a walk in the morning (to Hannahford and back with L to get veggie sausage.  Walk was good.
go to the other

Do in advance:
cornbread stuffing--one recipe of Fanny Cornbread more than enough
yams--3 yams more than enought

Steelhead trout

Sunday, November 1, 2015

October, second half

The kids have been wanting more meat.  And I've been feeling stressed about the time to cook.

So for one week this was my strategy:

So I bought a 2.15 lb tray of chicken thighs, cooked them in the oven along the lines of Budget Bytes' Easy Oven Fajitas

I bought a double pack of Vindaloo/Coconut curry sauce from Costco.

I cut up and roasted a whole eggplant in the oven.  

I cooked rice and quinoa.

Whenever it was dinnertime, everyone assembled their own chicken-eggplant-starch-sauce combo.   I left out the chicken and sauce.

For Halloween, we had tuna melts.  It was lovely and low-key.