As I walked I was accompanied by a chorus of crickets interspersed by chirping grasshoppers, the occasional birdsong, the plaintive honk of a lone goose, and the gobbling of a wild turkey scurrying through the woods.
I clambered down an embankment to take a close up picture of some wild aster, I heard a rustling and scurrying in the long grass, then saw a very large ground hog scurrying as far away from me as he could!
This morning as I read our local paper online I noticed a recipe for a quick soup dinner, I investigated further as I love soup, and was pleased to see that I had all of the ingredients to make the lentil soup. Do NOT be turned off that it is a lentil soup, I made a pot and it is amazingly good, so robustly flavorful, so perfect for a fall day. Here is a link to the recipe http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20121001/FOOD01/310019919/1001/FOOD
Yesterday I made an Egg Plant curry, I however prefer the pretty name for egg plant so will refer to it as Aubergine curry!! I was reading a post on BLDinMT, link on the right side of my blog, a few weeks ago and thought the recipe sounded interesting. I added mushrooms, and used garam marsala rather than curry powder. While the curry was cooking, I made a small batch of basmati rice and added it to the curry - wow was this dish ever good. I will be enjoying my Aubergine Curry and my Lentil Soup over the next few days.
On Saturday evening I made the family Beef Stew Pie, this is a favorite. I simply make a hearty beef stew with lots of potato and carrot and thick, rich gravy like broth. Once the stew is cooked I make pastry and line my largest cast iron skillet with it, then add all of the stew, then put a top on the pie and pop it into the oven at 425 for about 30 minutes. Yummy - although the pie is large we never have much left over.