The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165215   Message #4081139
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
27-Nov-20 - 12:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Subject: RE: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
We did a movable feast here; I roasted a large chicken, made my famous yeast dinner rolls (always requested at family events) and instead of many other vegetable side dishes I roasted vegetables. This wasn't by recipe, I simply cut into large chunks what I had here—Yukon gold potatoes, large carrots, yellow squash, celery, onion, and a poblano pepper in a bowl, tossed it with olive oil and ground black pepper and tossed in a few fresh sprigs of rosemary. It baked until everything else was ready and they were wonderful.

I had some large takeout containers so cut the chicken down the middle and packed it in a former rotisserie chicken container, added vegetables to a similar black-bottomed container, and dropped dinner rolls into a brown paper bag so they wouldn't get soggy in transit.

I handed these out the door to my ex, who came by with the pies he always brings to the meal. In this instance, since we always do both pumpkin and apple, he carefully cut and removed half of the pumpkin pie from the pan and put in slices of apple. It was surgically neat - amazing!

In previous years we always distribute pie to family members after the meal so we've had practice. I also have lots of extra glass pie pans around because my daughter takes her share up to her house and those pans are sometimes lost for years. I make a point of buying extra glass pans at the local Goodwill for this very reason. One day when my daughter and her roommates move out of that house they will come across a stash of more than a dozen pie pans.

My children fixed meals with their roommates at their respective houses. We missed having friends and family at the table this year, but hopefully next year can resume those activities, all alive and well to join in.