It’s been a few weeks since the last Twin Peaks Tuesday, but this week the Twin Peaks crew returns. Mary & Ian!
Since the cold has settled in for sure (and we had a SNOWSTORM over the weekend in OCTOBER) I thought it was time for some Slow Cooker Turkey Chili. Check out the steam!
With a side of my favorite corn casserole.
My friend Kristen sent me this Brie and Pear Tart recipe and said I must make it so what better time than now? I followed Kristen’s adjustments and used apples instead of pears and Calvados instead of Pear Brandy. For some reason, I really only enjoy pears in their raw state and not so much cooked so apples were a much better match for me. This tart was so easy and delicious (especially since I went the pre-made crust route).
I was pretty proud of my “prep table” while watching Twin Peaks.
I thought it looked prettier pre-bake so had to include both photos.
And the finished product!
Next up, Heidi and I went to Highland Kitchen for dinner this week. I go there more often for brunch so was happy to have another time to enjoy the dinner menu. So yummy! We started with some awesome beverages, the Sheraton Commander and the Dorchester. And shortly were surrounded by a scrumptious array of food. Fish & Chips (let me tell you, these were WAY better than your typical Fish & Chips), Fried Green Tomatoes, Mac & Cheese and Baja Style Fish Tacos.
Please excuse the low quality photos, yours truly was being camera clueless as usual and could not figure out what was up with the flash!
One more dinner to cover! Have you heard of or had Kale Chips before? If not they are a very easy and tasty, healthy snack. Tear your kale into large pieces. I use an olive oil mister that I have or you could simply mix with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper or any spices that strike your fancy. Roast in the oven for around 15 minutes at 350 degrees and they are ready. I’ve noticed a few bloggers eating theirs with a little bit of ketchup and so I decided to give it a whirl this time around.
I really enjoyed the ketchup addition and plan to use this going forward!
I was once again proud of one of my own creations for the main event. Ben was out for dinner so I knew I could go veggie only without any complaints. In my farm share this week was some celeriac, a couple of leeks, potatoes (and more). I decided to saute the leeks in a bit of olive oil, boil the potatoes and celeriac until softened, and then smash them down (smashing=not having to clean the blender), add about a cup of vegetable broth and mix in the sautéed leeks. Topped with fresh cracked pepper. It was very filling and shockingly Ben actually commented on how good the house smelled when he arrived home.
Not the most photogenic dinner, but really good and all my own idea, no recipe books this time!
I think it’s about time to thrown in another batch of kale chips! Have a great night!