Fall would not be complete without cider donuts.
This was a lot of fun to draw. I like acorn squash and I should really use it more in my cooking. There is something really satisfying about scooping out those seeds!
John and I have been trying to be very careful and eat healthier foods. We occasionally indulge in not so healthy foods, but ever since we discovered the Brown Derby Cobb Salad at Hollywood Studios, we realized how easy it was to make a salad a meal, and get a ton of veggies in our daily meals.
There are ingredients in the cobb salad that I’ll sub out for something healthier like the bacon or less pungent, like the blue cheese. There are so many substitutes that I have been having a lot of fun with meals these days. Turkey bacon works great and so does feta. I especially like making the salad look pretty before I toss it. I also carefully measure the dressing and I use lower fat dressings.
Cobb salad calls for red wine vinegar, which I love and I have a favorite brand, but for seasonal salads like autumn, vinegars like apple cider vinegar, give it a different twist.
This visual concoction is something I would actually prepare!
Today’s prompt is actually pretzels and beer but I don’t like beer so I chose hard cider.
I actually updated the image to say ‘ hard cider,’
Autumn, with its soups, stews, chilis, baked dishes, roasts and other cool season foods, are flavored with fragrant spices and herbs whose aromas are the scents of the season. Spices are warm and cozy and add dimension to foods and beverages.
I did a little research for this one. I am interested in mushrooms and even learning to forage. I know that looking for mushrooms is something that requires experience because mushrooms can be poisonous if you pick the wrong ones. I am fascinated that dogs are trained to find truffles, lol. I always thought that was a pig’s job.
These prompts are making me hungry.
This prompt could be interpreted several ways and I opted for autumn spices.
This festive cocktail recipe, tucked away in my stash, comes from Dan Cregg and Kathryn Scinto who were the former owners of Quench Wines in Patchogue, NY.
Kathryn and Dan taught John and I a lot about wines. We found them both to be friendly and very educational. When John and I wanted to be social, we would pop in their shop where we would bump into many locals. They were more than a wine shop, they were a local hot spot.
Kathryn helped my daughter get a job in an industry that my daughter still loves. Although Dan and Kathryn have gone their separate ways, we will always have fond memories of our time with them.
This drink was one of their concoctions. There were a lot of firsts for us at Quench and pumpkin martinis were definitely a first!
Ok, this project or challenge to complete a food related item every day in October is making me hungry for the things on the list.
And I am trying to behave.
But Cinnamon Rolls?
Good thing there’s not a bakery near me.
The inspiration for this illustration came from my sketchbook…