What can I say? I was in an artistic mood this morning- hence the lovely framing job I’ve done here. I admit I’m one leek shy of a picture, but I don’t think it takes too much away.
This morning dawned crisp and sunny, and though I inadvertently slept in, I made it to the market with time to spare. Most of the root vegetables you see- the parsnip, swede, squash and carrots- are for a for some Root Vegetable Dumplings, a recipe I saw on The Kitchn earlier this week and haven’t been able to stop thinking about since. This Hungarian-inspired dish uses torn-up bread and loads of vegetables- I’ll be tackling it later in the week, and posting my efforts here.
The three leeks will likely be dinner tonight, with some sort of cheesy pasta dish. Have I mentioned that I’m a huge fan of this Heart Healthy Mac n’ Cheese from Mostly Eating? With a high leek-to-pasta ratio and a crunchy bread crumb topping, it always hits the spot.
Other than that, most of my cooking plans this week run toward the sweet end of the spectrum. I’ve decided to give homemade foodie gifts to most of Andrew’s family this year, but have yet to zero in on one idea. Should I tackle a tasty and impressive candy? A favourite holiday cookie? Or go for something healthier, and make my signature granola? If you’ve got any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!