Yesterday I asked the question: “What’s your favorite Winter meal?” The answers have been so fun to read through and I’ve gotten so many new ideas as to what to cook for the remainder of this season.
This plate of awesomeness you see pictured is my favorite Winter meal. It’s filling, rich and so so good. Bolognese will forever be my favorite thing to eat on a cold night. It never isn’t satisfying to me. This rendition highlights cremini mushrooms, which give it a nice earthiness and meatiness.
For the recipe and other stuff, head over to The Mushroom Channel’s blog. (Throughout the year I’ll be sharing some other recipes I created for them featuring our favorite ingredient…mushrooms!)
McCormick sent me an email and asked me if I’d be willing to take on their Go4Gourmet challenge of creating a dish with four secret ingredients. I love a challenge and I would consider myself a bit of a competitive person. In third grade I “accidentally” tripped this girl in a derby race. I’m not proud of that moment but I did win. So, I said yes.
When I found out the ingredients (acorn squash, pecans, honey and chipotle chile pepper), I was pumped. In my brain I loved the combination of spicy, smoky, sweet and crunchy and nutty. Perfect combination of flavors. And I knew exactly what I wanted to make. I’ve been wanting to make acorn squash boats for forever!
As I was sitting in front of my fan (it’s still miserable in LA), editing these photos, I quickly realized how silly of me for posting a burger recipe the day after Labor Day. You’re probably sick of burgers. Or maybe, like me, you had no American food at all. My Labor Day was full of some dim sum and Korean shaved ice and two small Mexican fish tacos. And some new and old friends. It was rad.
These lamb burgers aren’t your traditional burgers anyway so I think it’s all good. In my dreams, these will be your dinner. They’re awesome and special.
Yesterday was a nice and relaxing day; I’m glad I ended up taking the day off to enjoy myself versus my original, depressing plan of working. I’m happy I chose fun. You gotta choose fun sometimes, man.