a meal in november
One of the ways I love to initiate my house as a home is to cook. I didn't know this about myself even two years ago, but once I moved onto Capitol Hill (w/in 115 feet of Kelly), she and I used to cook together no less than twice a month, often more. Though I deciding to teach myself, she was a great motivation. She often touted it as a way to add a great deal of warmth and soul to your home. Once we moved here, I admit that something in me was waiting to make this house a bit more complete...until she and I had shuffled about the kitchen together. I love cooking, especially when it's not a chore and when it's for several of the people I love. This past weekend, we decided to make butternut and goat cheese raviolis and amazing gingerbread/pumpkin cupcakes with citrus frosting.
After we filled close to 50 wanton wrappers with butternut squash and a lovely sharp cheese, we topped the raviolis with toasted hazelnuts and fresh sage. Then we threw together a fabulous winter salad. I'd say everyone was pleased.
What have you cooked lately that just buttered your biscuits?
I would have snapped a photo of the cupcakes, but I was way WAY too deep in gastronomic bliss to pull myself away.