September 2007


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On a drab, rainy day, we decided to break out the slow cooker.  This recipe was slightly more involved than most crock-pot recipes, but it pays off in the end.  It had a really rich and interesting flavor, and the meat just fell apart in your mouth.  Delicious!

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Because we keep getting bunches and bunches of fresh basil from our farmshare, in addition to the basil we’ve been growing ourselves, R. has been making a lot of pesto in our blender.  When we had a Labor Day picnic on tap, then, she went right into making a pasta salad.  It was fantastic!  No picture today, sadly.  You can find the original recipe here.

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This was another one of those “We have a fridge full of vegetables, we need to use them FAST!” kind of recipe, but it wound up as a pretty excellent meal.  Spaghetti squash are an interesting taste–almost pumpkin-ey.  This recipe probably would work better as a side dish than a main course.  (more…)