Saturday, October 15, 2005

Food for a Rainy Night

All this cool rainy weather has inspired me to get busy in the kitchen. Earlier in the week I made Crumbly Apple Squares from a recipe in The Clueless Baker. Last night it was finally the right kind of weather to try out the Guiness Braised Chuck Steak with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes recipes from the latest edition of Cooking Light. It was pretty easy to make and a very tasty combination of flavors. For desert I made a red pear and apple crisp (cortlands are the way to go) with a shot of brandy in the topping as suggested in the old, tattered Loaf and Ladle Cookbook I've had forever.


momof2 said...

It must be something in the air. Tonight I baked an apple pie. I couldn't decide which kind of apples to use, so I tried a combination of 3 different kinds. It was the first I made in a decade, and the house smelled so wonderful while it baked.
Right after it was done, the little old lady from downstairs brought us a loaf of pumpkin banana bread. Something tells me this is going to be a fattening winter!

Pam said...

I think it is too. It's been a fattening weekend anyway!