In an effort to not turn the heat on, and also not get hypothermia, I got my freezin booty into the kitchen this morning! Cooking when it’s cold is always a good way to warm up the house-Tamara left a comment on the last post about using the oven lots when it’s getting chilly-I’m all about doing that! (Although, last year, my house was too cold for bread to rise. That was sad. And a pain)
First I made a quick, totally not breakfast foods breakfast
Quesadilla with some black beans and mushrooms. Might not be breakfast food, but it was tasty.
Then I went to war with a kabocha (serious war-the knife got stuck, there was almost blood. there was almost also me throwing away a squash with a knife stuck in it.)
But I won the war and this went into the oven
And I sauted some onions and celery in a little bit of butter and chicken stock. Blended those, and put them aside. When the squash came out I made this
Baby food! Er… blended squash. Mixed it in with the stock/celery/onion puree and then added milk and lots of yummy spices (cinnamon, red peppers, salt, more stock…etc) and made an amazing lunch
So good! A little spicy, a little sweet, all together and happy. I had some toasted Good Seed on the side
I dipped the bread in the soup. Because I’m 2, and enjoy my foods better when I can dip.
I made cookies too. But I had some issues there.
I think it was too cold to get a good handle on how wet the dough was, so the first half are the ones on the left. Look closely, one of the ones on the bottom has a HOLE in it, because they’re so think they just fall apart. But they taste good, so not all is lost. Added more flour to the second half, and they’re fine! (They’re oatmeal with whole wheat flour and agave. For the fiance’s lunch cause I’m a housewife. But a mean one who doesn’t feed him white flour.)
And look what I just noticed!
Purple water! Those are some of the flowers from my Costco boquet. The beauty of them is that the bouquet is so absurdly large (cause nothing from Costco is small) that they’re in that vase plus three other ones-my house is FULL of flowers. Apparently, artificially colored flowers. Oh well…
Does anyone have a secret to cutting open squash? Because I really did almost lose my knife today.