Sunday Night Dinner: September 11, 2011: A Harvest Moon Cook-Out!

This wasn’t a bread baking week for me, so I was kind of excited to do other things than be in the kitchen. I could garden my neglected yard farm. I could sew. I could write on my novel. I could play my new banjo ukulele in the front yard next to the neglected garden.

What did I do? Spent all day in the kitchen. I made broth, and soup, and pie crust, and deviled eggs. I froze tomatoes and all kinds of things. Sigh- you can’t take this girl out of the kitchen. Heck, I can’t even take me out of the kitchen.

Add to my list of other neglected hobbies, I’ve recently taken a shine to astronomy (in the most laymen’s way) and I read that on the 11th there was going to be a Harvest Moon. This means that the moon is so bright and big that you can bring crops in by its light. I decided a cook-out was necessary (even though I should have been harvesting that last round of lima beans).

John fired up the grill…

And I joined him for a pre-dinner slush happy hour. It’s orange, which is sort of like the moon right?

slush

Veggie dogs and buttered corn (with garlic salt and pepper) went on the grill while the deviled eggs, sugar snap peas and baked potatoes waited inside. It’s like looking at the last bite of summer.

hungry boy

For dessert, I had been saving a Frosty Malt that I chased down (the ice cream truck that is) a few weeks ago, so keeping with the cook-out theme, we had ice cream truck treats by the light of the moon.

 

See! Food Dreams Do Come True!

I drew it…

Raspberry Pie with Blueberry Ice Cream

 

I made it…

Blueberries, cream and sugar

Purple-y

Frozen Blueberry Ice Cream!

 

Raspberry Pie

 

I ate it…

yum.

 

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Stephanie’s life in food: What I ate almost every day: August 11th to 31st

Tea- birthday morning

 

Birthday pancakes

 

Sautéed veggies and rice

 

Birthday peach pie and blueberry ice cream

 

Stuffed mushrooms with vodka sauce pasta

 

Giant british chocolate bar

 

Dirt pudding with pie crust worms

 

Crown room pancake

 

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Zen salad

 

Peanuts and pretzel at the ball game

 

Cauliflower curry and homemade naan

 

Dad's grilled chicken and mom's mac and cheese

 

Dad's spaghetti with turkey meatballs and salad

 

Leong's Springfield Style Cashew Chicken

 

Breakfast for dinner! Matzo eggs and veggie sausage!

 

Mom's chocolate cake with whipped cream

 

Veggie buffalo wings, mac and cheese and peas and carrots

 

Dark chocolate chip cookie dough on the beater (and the spoon and the bowl)

 

Dark chocolate chip cookies

 

Leftover mac and cheese with peanut butter and grape jelly

 

Blueberry ice cream with Jen's tiny peach tart

 

Crown room pancake

 

Guiltless mashed potatoes, sweet and sour carrots and mixed grain casserole

 

Sweet potato pasta with garlic, butter , sprinkle cheese and maple pecans

 

Toasted french bread with butter and fried eggs

 

Butterfinger mini custard concrete

 

Homemade pizza with pineapple and Vodka dipping sauce (for the bread sticks and the crust)

 

Nutella toast and tea

 

Speedy Gonzalez: Spinach Enchilada, bean taco and rice

 

Veggie burger picnic smorgasbord

 

Oven broiled cheesy tomato and fresh tomato sauce

 

Dough balls

 

Beanball sub with rosemary and garlic fries

 

Pineapple- cashew- quinoa stir fry