Frost has arrived. Warm winter food is called for. Planned meals are punted. Frozen pizza stays frozen. Baked potatoes with chili and cheese stay raw.
The plan is to make leek and stilton soup, spinach and zucchini gratin, carrot souffle, and fake-bbq pork steak. These are all new recipes. I've made a leek soup recently, but it was too heavy on the potato and too light on the leek. Pork steak is made around here on the barbecue grill with some Bud drizzled on the coals. I had to look up "Boston roast" to find another recipe, because a) wasps have built a nest on my Weber kettle and b) you all don't know what a pork steak is outside of Saint Louis.
The problem is I will make ALL THIS FOOD today. And we haven't eaten but two servings of asparagus / scallop risotto from yesterday. I really hope flavors do meld after three days in the fridge.
I'm going to live blog it with recipes and photos (Not the risotto though, because I used the asparagus recipe and I don't like it as much as the broccoli recipe.)
Can you tell we're trying to eat more vegetables along with our pounds of chocolate? I went to the vegetable page of www.Simplyrecipes.com and looked for new ideas.
Chances are very good I'll run out of steam at about 2:00.