Saturday, September 22, 2007

Back from New York, where it is not quite Fall yet. Today, I went to the store and was attracted to sweet potatoes, winter squashes, Great Northern beans rather than black beans, stewed tomatoes, and other nesting, cold weather comfort foods. It felt good to be back into thinking about making stocks and simmering things on the stove all day; of fires in the living room and naps on the couch with the mail opened around me. I wasn't ready for Fall and Winter a few weeks ago, but now I have transitioned and the grocery store had a lot to do with it. I am planning a bannana cooking day since I have a load of them in the freezer (instead of throwing out bannanas that are too far gone, I shove them into the freezer for use later) I may make a bannana coffee cake for tomorrow or for next weekend when Greg has friends here. Then its back to New York for work...I just hope its not Winter by the time I get back!

Have you transitioned to Comfort Food cooking?



Kim said...

I'm with you Seth--comfort foods to the rescue!

I was gung-ho to make beef stew, potato casserole and chocolate bread pudding, but with the summer-like temperatures these past few days I decided to buy steaks, tuna, and asparagus for grilling.

I'm a bit bummed because I lost that loving feeling...alas, it will cool again and I'll be perched at the stove oven mitts ready!

Toasting your good health,

MaineCliffDweller said...

Well Kim: Greg and I are always available for taste testing! No worries that you'll be reviewed here...I would NEVER review an invitation to dinner at your house!

See you tomorrow for zombie make-up session