the butternuts met their fate last night in ina garten’s butternut squash and apple soup. curry filled the house. it’s a strong smell i love, especially the next day when you’re out and about for awhile and then come home to a house full of mellow curriness.
more eggplants were also whirred up into more baba ghanoush this week. omar decided to join in on “project puree” and made a cucumber yogurt soup from artisan bread in five minutes a day to go along with some naan he made.
we’re in the veggie groove now. we can blanch and freeze corn (their trick of slicing the corn off while standing a cob in the hole of a bundt pan to catch the kernels is pure genius). make and freeze zucchini muffins. eat a side salad with practically everything.
and when we can’t take any more vegetable-only meals we make coq au vin. my friend sharon told me of her coq au vin endeavor and i finally decided to give it a go when omar got it at a restaurant and i kept eating his meal instead of mine. sharon is my hero and made the full-on julia child recipe. she even blanched those little onions and peeled them (!). i opted for the frozen. and i opted for america’s test kitchen “new best recipe” version of coq au vin. you would think it is just a simple chicken cooked in wine dish that you can throw into a pot and walk away from. not so much. a bit time intensive but my. word. it’s good. like jump in the pot and swim with it good.