The cooking continues this week and it’s by far the one thing that is giving me the most joy. Well… the cooking AND the colder weather up here. I love being among the trees. I need this everywhere I go, I think.
We had our friend Zulma and her daughter Miss Olivia come up for the weekend, and that was fun. It was great whipping up meals for us all and easy, which I appreciated. I feel as if all of my pent up cooking frustrations over the course of the Summer has unleashed itself this Fall and cooking just feels like a breeze.
I’ve also mastered the baked potato, finally. I have to wonder if the trouble I’ve been having with getting them fully baked is a product of the high altitude here? That or maybe the oven? I’m not sure. I’ll have to test my theory when I’m lower and in a different home.
For now, 400 degrees, no foil, coated with olive oil, salt and pepper and baked for 90 minutes. They were so fluffy and perfect I moaned throughout the entire meal.
Monday, October 31, 2016 – Idyllwild, California – Jon and I – Homemade pizza and salad
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 – Idyllwild, California – Jon and I – Ricotta Ravioli with sage butter sauce and an arugula salad with avocado
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 – Idyllwild, California – Jon and I – Sweet corn Tamales with a pepita citrus cilantro roasted cauliflower side
Thursday, November 3, 2016 – Idyllwild, California – Jon and I – Baked Potato with Chili
Friday, November 4, 2016 – Idyllwild, California – Dinner at Pat and Anne’s across the street –
Saturday, November, 5, 2016 – Idyllwild, California – Zulma, Olivia, Jon and I – Butternut squash tacos with black beans, corn, cilantro and all the fixings with a huge side salad and… something
Sunday, Nobemeber 6, 2016 – Idyllwild, California – Jon and I – Mushroom ragout over white rice and carrot squash salad with pipitas and cotija cheese