Saturday, November 13, 2010

In The Kitchen With Meg

This morning we put in our winter garden.  This afternoon we spent time under a blanket on the couch reading The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis while the kids made paper crafts.  It just felt like a Fall day, a perfect Fall day.

We needed an appropriate meal!  Meg had this meal in mind for weeks having dreamed it up on her own.  So, today we had a hearty pork stew seasoned with herbs from the garden and a hint of nutmeg.  Served in a pumpkin.  After creating the stew we stuck it in the pumpkin and baked it for about 15-20 minutes so the pumpkin got just tender.  Then when you scooped out your stew you could also get a bit of fresh pumpkin off the sides.

When prepping the pumpkin, Meg very thoughtfully cut a notch for the ladle.  What a girl!

And then Meg said, "Mom, this needs bread.  Some sort of bread that's good with lots of butter."  It wasn't time to start a loaf of french bread, so we made some buttery biscuits.  They came toasty from the oven at the same time as the stew.

Mmmmm, mmmmmm, mmmmm!


Kristina said...

Sounds amazing! Great job Meg!!!

Lady Dorothy said...

You're awesome, Meg! I appreciate "some sort of bread that's good with lots of butter." I've always felt that's a rustic meal all in itself! (I think I must have gotten that idea from "Heidi". *smile*)

THE Princess Bombshell* said...

Meg, you are too sweet and precious!

Michelle said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who turns to biscuits when there isn't time to start fresh bread ;) What a neat idea for the pumpkin - it's gorgeous and yummy!

Gombojav Tribe said...

Thank you everybody for liking my idea! --Meg