I’m posting on a Friday – what?!
Pittsburgh is still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, but things are starting to dry up. I’m thankful we didn’t get hit as hard as many places, and my heart goes out to those who were badly affected.
I can’t believe it is November – can you? Thanksgiving in a few weeks and then Christmas! I’m simultaneously dreading the craziness of these next 8 weeks and wishing it could last longer.
Now that October is officially gone, I thought I would share some of the foods I’ve enjoyed this month. Food photography has been limited, but I do have some things to show you!
1. Apples. I bought a bushel of Ida Red’s from Soergel’s at the beginning of the month, stuck them in the fridge, and I finished my last one two days ago. I need to restock!
2. Spaghetti. I love the whole wheat pasta from Bionaturae. It is so tender! I like to eat it with a semi-homemade sauce: sauteed onions and garlic with jarred tomato sauce, plus vegetables or protein that I may have on hand.
Whole wheat spaghetti with onions, delicata squash, and a few spoons of tomato sauce.
Spaghetti with onions, tomato sauce and grass-fed pork and kale sausage.
3. Roast beef. I made my first roast beef earlier this week when Sandy was gearing up. I roasted 1 pound of grass-fed sirloin for 55 minutes at 325 degrees. I didn’t have a meat thermometer, but it came out pretty well and I got three meals out of it! I also ate broccoli for the first time in like, 2 months. I’d been feeling a bit guilty about my lack of greens…lately I have been more inclined to shop for groceries that won’t go bad so quickly.
Roast beef with boiled new potatoes.
Tell me, what foods have you been enjoying in October? And what are your weekend plans?
Jam of the day: Margot & The Nuclear So-So’s “Broadripple is Burning”