Today’s NaBloPoMo prompt is about last meals. (Yawn, I’m so not impressed with these topics so far.)
It’s always been hard for me to separate food from seasons. Right now, all I want is apples, pumpkins, roasts, stews, and lots of savory spices. If you’d asked me 3 months ago about my favorite foods I’d have told you about tomatoes, tacos, seafood, cilantro and fruits.
In the past week I’ve made Apple Cakes from Debra at Smith Bites, though I made then in cupcake tins because I don’t do bundt cakes. (fill cupcake tins 3/4 full, bake for 18-20 minutes) I made a hearty beef stew with fresh crusty bread. Last night I made a variation on Wendi’s Cider Roasted Pork, which was only a variation because I forgot some essential steps. Still, it was fantastic. (If you accidentally marinate in just plain apple cider, rather than a brine, simply put salt, pepper, coriander, dried sage, and fresh rosemary on top of the pork before roasting. It might not be right, but it’s really tasty regardless.) I served it with Ina Garten’s Cranberry Sauce, which I had made for Thanksgiving last year and totally fell in love… Read the rest