Friday, October 06, 2006

Slow Cooked Ratatouille with Fingerling Potatoes, Butternut Squash Soup, Roasted Beet Salad, Rosemary Dinner Rolls, Chocolate and Chestnut Pudding

Dinner 10/6

Slow Cooked Ratatouille with Fingerling Potatoes

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Beet Salad with Romaine Lettuce

Rosemary Dinner Rolls

Sweet Basil Pesto Tapenade


Chocolate and Chestnut Pudding

Liz wanted to use the slow cooker today, and made a ratatouille. The end result wasn't that fabulous -- too "flat" as she called it, I would have gone with "one dimensional". The rest of the meal was really good, the kids loved the rosemary dinner rolls.

The pesto is a test kitchen recipe, and is a basic pesto with walnuts and a touch of maple syrup to offset the walnuts. It was a little odd for the first piece, but by the second you didn't notice -- a tasty re-imagining.

The dessert was something different as well -- chocolate and chestnuts in a pudding. It was placed in a "buche de noel" mold and put in the fridge to set up a bit. The result was easy to cut into individual pieces off the log and had a wonderful flavor and finish...

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