26 September 2011
eating: mushroom ragout and polenta
Although the past few days have been warm and muggy, I've been thinking about fall and all its deliciousness - butternut squash and apples, to be specific. For a leisurely dinner the other night, we made this mushroom ragout with spinach-parmesan polenta. It was warm and 'meaty,' although I sadly didn't buy enough spinach and we didn't have time to thaw some frozen I had stocked away. So, I can imagine it would be even better with more greens. But paired with some rosemary bread and a glass of red wine, it was a warm and comforting meal.
Recipe collecting is an addiction of mine. Sometimes I feel like there should be a Pinterest for online recipes. Although I guess you could use it for that. Hmmm...(I need another internet-based addiction like I need a hole in the head, though!).
Sadly the mountain cabin idea is falling through due to lack of interest from a large group. Perhaps we need to plan better next year. But the beau and I may try to still do a fallish getaway. Some leaf-peeping and apple-picking, perhaps. Now if only the weather would cooperate and actually turn to autumn, we'd be on our way.