Raising seven foodie children and reforming one picky husband one fabulous meal at a time!
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.