Sunday, November 8, 2009

It's all about the food

Though I spent the morning just lolling around slothfully, I ended up in full production in the afternoon. First, I made these:And these aren't just cake doughnuts, like I made last fall. These are honest-to-goodness, full-tilt-crazy Raised Glazed Doughnuts. They're lumpy, bumpy, and oddly-shaped, but oh my goodness, they're tasty...
A pork roast was popped into the oven, potatoes were peeled for mashed, and I tried an experiment with one of our "Delicorn" squashes.
I made a baked stuffed squash, with a filling made of bacon, sauted onions, apples, brown sugar, and a big pinch of cloves. Here are the two squash halves, stuffed and ready for the oven.

And here they are after a good long bake. (You can see on the left one where I poked with a fork to see if it was done.)

The squash got a thumbs up, though next time I think I'll use more onion, and a lighter hand with the cloves. This is the first year we've grown enough squash that I dare to experiment. When you only get 5 or 6, you hate to lose one to a cooking accident.

Pork roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffed squash, and doughnuts for dessert. Madman had to roll me to the computer chair...

12 comments:

Angie said...

Mmmm. I wish I could be rolled over to your kitchen! Your squash stuffing sounds delicious.

Diane said...

OMG, I'd kill for those donuts. My mother used to make homemade donuts and my sisters and I still talk about them. We had ribs and sauerkraut with squash on the side for dinner.

Sadly, no donuts.

kmkat said...

I always intended to make doughnuts sometime while my boys were growing up. Guess that will have to wait for the grandchildren...

Bullwinkle said...

Why does this make me want to make donuts? I neverever make donuts. My Mom made donuts, maybe once, when I was a kid.

That squash looked like something Dude might like. Which is really good because as soon as the oven (yes, the new one) is fixed, we're baking squashes.

Anna M said...

I love fresh home made donuts!!! However, don't do this nekked.... hot oil spatters. Ask me how I know?

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

That is some ambitious cooking- especially the donuts.O Impressive! I looove fresh home made donuts but I don't think I'm woman enough for the task.

6p00d8341c2fad53ef said...

Ooo, the squash looks good! I think I'm going to have to pay a visit to the farm where I pick my raspberries and pick up some acorn and butternut squash. A stuffed squash would be a great dinner. Do you cook up the filling before stuffing the squash?

Norma said...

Mmmm, donuts! But I stay away from those things these days -- as much as is humanly possible, that is. However, very soon I will be enjoying a dinner that will be relevant to this post and your last post -- I'm going to cook up your Delicorn squash and the beans I got from Leigh. I didn't get very many, but they will make a wonderful soup, perhaps with kale and sausage! Can't wait!

laughingmuse said...

Now I want to make homemade doughnuts. Where do you find your recipes?

NOMNOMNOMNOMNOM ...oh, sorry, nibbling on the monitor.

Cookie said...

Yum!

I really need to live closer. /sigh

xo

Laurie said...

YUM. Good thing I already had dinner, or I would be hopping in the car to join you!

Leigh said...

You have dangerous talents!
Anyway, I'll have to bring you a Honeyboat so you can run a side by side comparison with a Delicorn. I haven't processed the seed yet - the Honeyboats improve in storage, so we're eating Butterbushes (a Butternut type) right now