Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Doin' Some Cookin'
I decided to bake some cookies. Just some sugar cut out cookies. Something I can do while sitting down. I finished about 2 dozen and then I stopped. Any other time I would have pushed myself and kept going. Today I just knew I had to stop and I would have time tomorrow to finish up.
I have had this sweet pumpkin for a few weeks and I have been wondering what I could do with it. I found a recipe at my doctor's office yesterday for pumpkin risotto. I decided to try it tonight. Instead of using canned pumpkin puree, I used fresh pumpkin puree. This also allowed me to try (for the second time) my Cuisinart food processor. I got the food processor about 9 months ago and used it once. It was a disaster and I have not touched it again. Today I used it to puree the pumpkin after I cooked it. The risotto is delicious! I pureed the rest of the pumpkin and froze it so I can make the risotto another time.
I bought the ingredients to make more roasted root vegetables. I have potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and beets. I can't wait to make them. This is my first time using parsnips. I want to use celery root but they didn't have any at the store. I don't put in garlic since I can't eat it and I use fresh rosemary. Just remember to wear rubber gloves when pealing the beets! This is yummy!
Any special fall/winter recipes you love? Please share!