Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Weekend Homemaker

The chilly, wet days and long, dark nights are calling me back into the kitchen.  Although I have a small winter garden, my desire for crisp salads has been replaced by a hankering for all things warm and savoury.

Last Saturday was the last full-day farmer's market of the season and next Saturday will be the final market of the year.  With my looming lack of access to local veggies, I am debating on reinstating my weekly, mostly-local, food box delivery.  I have a love-hate relationship with the lack of choice involved with food box programs.  I'm forced to try new things, which is good, but I also have a low turnip tolerance.  

In any case, my last trip to the market resulted in a batch of goodies:

Apples, more apples, carrots, almond brioche,
 Red Pepper Jelly and Zucchini Pickles.  

Which resulted in a chicken casserole:

And a huge amount of applesauce:

I also made parmesan coated yam fries, which had no relationship to my market buys, but were delicious nonetheless!


CinnamonOpus said...

Ooh, your chicken casserole looks lovely. Recipe, pretty please?

Melissa said...

It is delicious and I use this recipe regularly to deal with roast chicken leftovers:

I use whatever veggies I have on hand in place of the spinach. The casserole in the picture contained broccoli, carrots and corn. Yum!

Tova said...

Ok, Parmesan yam fries? Teach me, oh kitchen goddess.