Thursday, October 29, 2009

Squash Soup. Danish. A patchwork something.

Yesterday I made three things.

1. Apple - cheese danish. In my quest to find apple recipes (apple-picking season= lots of apples), I am branching out. I made some apple cheese danish from a recipe in Better Homes & Gardens. I won't bother linking to it because I wouldn't recommend it. Sort of greasy. Better without the cheesy bits. Did you know that the danish cheese is farmer cheese + egg + sugar? You just put some of that on puff pastry, top with sugared apple slices & lemon and bake at 400. Oh, I guess that's the recipe. Not many people seem to make their own danish, but maybe that's because danish really aren't that fabulous. I'd rather have a chocolate croissant or a brioche.

2. Butternut Squash soup. Easy and delish. Recipe from Joy of Cooking. Roast 1 pkg. of butternut squash in 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile saute the white part of two leeks and with some fresh ginger. Add the roasted squash (they say any kind of squash will work), 4 c. of chicken broth. Simmer for 20 minutes. Puree (hello, hand-held blender). Add 2 more cups of chicken broth and simmer a bit longer. Lovely topped with pumpkin seeds or croutons.

3. A mini-quilt-like object. I quilted a log cabin square for no good reason. Just practicing. I think it will become an apron pocket.

Why no pics? Can't find the camera charger and my substitute charger isn't working. A new Nikon one en-route, but never the same as that flat little original. What's the deal with that? Have to get that charger before Halloween, now don't I? Wouldn't pay for the express shipping though, just hoping it will get here from NYC in a day. Life on the edge. That's me.

What did you make today?

1 comment:

Amy said...

I won't be making anything for a while... and I love a good danish!