Sunday, October 9, 2011
Over the course of the last few days I've had: mulled cider, pumpkin butter, steel cut oatmeal with apples and raisins, turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, apple pie and a butternut squash and vanilla bean risotto. What I have learned is: I Love fall, and almost all of the typical fall foods. You can have too much of a good thing though. I loved the cider- the oatmeal, the pumpkin butter. Sadly, I just cannot love the butternut squash and vanilla bean risotto. I wanted to so much!! It sounds perfect! And, I had had this in NY with my dear friend Court-- and I liked it there but we had had so so much good food-- that I may have just been on a food high. Now that I've had time to ponder it-- the vanilla doesn't add much in my mind- if anything- it distracts from the risotto and the squash (to my taste anyway). It also is a very expensive ingredient to dislike or even "not love" in something. So next time, I will leave out a little bit of something I love and streamline things a little. In this case, I believe, less will be more. As for the season of fall.... I just can't get enough of that good thing. Tomorrow I will dive right back into fall food joy. There will be a pumpkin spice latte, or a chai, or a salted caramel mocha... maybe some apple pie. Yeah... I can't get enough of autumn. The weather, the food, the time of transition- none of it needs streamlined... I just want MORE of it. As far as seasons go-- it is complete perfection.