Posts made in October 28th, 2010

Freeze warning (Macaroni and Cheese with Cauliflower)

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Posted on Oct 28, 2010 in Food

I have yet to warm up today. Brrrrr. Ever have those days where you are just chilled to your core?

And it is only going to get colder. Go figure. That’s what happens in the Fall. :P

I had the sad, yearly task of picking our last garden crop before the first freeze of the season. There is a freeze warning for tonight, and that means it is time to bring in the last tomatoes from our unruly tomato plants.

Garden

Thanks to BTHRDad for supplying the plants (from seed!) way back in May. They have been producing right up to today. Amazing for heat-loving tomatoes!

Tomato Plants

They were so zealous that they climbed the fence over to our neighbor’s patio.

Tomatoes

Got a nice amount of cherry tomatoes and a few bigger heirlooms.

Green Tomatoes

Plus quite a few green tomatoes that I’ll try to ripen indoors. I’ve heard the apple in a paper bag thing works well, anyone ever had any luck ripening green tomatoes?

Green Pepper

And found our last green pepper.

Tomatoes and Pumpkins

Tomatoes and pumpkins!

Dinner

I knew I wanted something warm and cozy and comforting for dinner. I was scrolling though my Evernote notebook for recipes and landed on Tina’s recipe for Macaroni and Cheese with Cauliflower. BIN-GO.
Macaroni and Cheese with Cauliflower
Oh mama! This was incredible.
Macaroni and Cheese with Cauliflower
Macaroni and Cheese with Cauliflower
I made it as written in Tina’s post and the taste was spot on! The only change I’ll make in the future is to reduce the amount of pasta a wee bit. We like our mac and cheese more creamy and saucy and this was a bit dry. But still awesome. And the portion size is REE-DIC-U-LOUS. See that plateful? That’s not even a full serving. We have so much leftover.

Green Beans
On the side, had a nice big pile of green beans.
Macaroni and Cheese with Cauliflower

Stay warm, my friends!

Brrrrr. It’s cold in here. There must be lunch in the atmosphere.

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Posted on Oct 28, 2010 in Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Brrrrr. It’s cold in here. There must be lunch in the atmosphere.

Holy cold weather, Batman! I am freezing. I always forget how frigid it gets in my office. Boiling in the summer, freezing in the winter. Such is the price to pay for beautiful big windows.

First during-the-weekday post. Complete with photos taken in terrible pre-sunrise lighting. Winter, and its perpetual darkness, beckons.

Breakfast

Breakfast was standard desk food. Banana, hard-boiled egg, 12 oz Klean Kanteen of skim milk and a granola bar. A lot of times I make my own, but these Clif bars were on sale, I had a coupon and they taste like cookies. Yum.

Lunch

Lunch today is leftovers, as always.

Butternut squash bisque, Stonyfield French Vanilla, veggie tasting plate with hummus, and a baggie of dry roasted edamame (for some crunch) plus a half sandwich with whole wheat bread, guacamole, tomatoes, cucumber slices, onions and swiss.

Afternoon snack

Today’s afternoon snack is going to be Trader Joe’s cinnaNOM almonds and an apple.

All packed up and ready to go.

Have an awesome day, friends! I’m off to enjoy my soup and hopefully warm up a little.