Friday, November 14, 2008

Nuts About Butternuts

Greetings, Farm Fiends (typo intended)!

Today I had the day off and I also had a tremendous amount of apples.

As you can see, the ratio of apple to available pot was not ideal, however, after a little cooking we had another giant batch of applesauce. Luckily Jen has an unnatural love for applesauce because she's going to push it to the limits over the next week.

Originally I began making a green salad but in the course I found a giant slug in the greens. Nature is a beautiful thing unless it comes in the form of a slug. Even though all salad greens were once bug- (and, yes, slug-) infested it's a different thing to actually find one in the mix.

So I opted for a quick change and made this salad with apples, pomegranate, feta, and almond.

Before the main course we had a little bread, olive oil that Jen gave me last year for Christmas, and some of the remaining wine from last night.

The main course was orecchiette that I made with sweated onion, garlic, butternut squash, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, butter, salt, pepper, and fresh sage.

It came out pretty good. We still have a little butternut squash left and a few other items but it's definitely dwindling down. It's hard to say how much longer the bounty from our final farm pick up will last. And more importantly, what will become of this blog when it's all over?

Tune in tomorrow to find out!

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