Greetings to all of our members,
I’d like to start by thanking all of our faithful members for your participation during this (often times challenging) past year. We are grateful to you for your support and words of encouragement. I have appreciated the feedback on the recipes we posted and a special thank you to those of you who have shared your recipes with me. If I wasn’t able to use them this year, rest assured that I have them filed in a separate folder, and I plan on offering them next year.
On that note, last year toward the end of the season, our Market Manager, Patti Smith, shared a recipe for Baked Whole Pumpkin Soup. It was featured on the website of Botanical Interests, one of our seed suppliers. It’s absolutely delicious and makes a beautiful and impressive presentation. If you don’t have the seasoning called for (garam masala), try a combination of your own favorites. To be honest, I had never heard of that spice, until I looked it up. That’s one of the fun things about cooking and gardening–there’s always something new to learn and experiment with!
At this time of year, I’m continually on the lookout for easy make-ahead casserole recipes. It’s a good feeling to know that I have something on hand, ready to heat up, at the end of a rigorous fall clean-up day. We are offering two of those recipes in this week’s newsletter, one with chicken and the other with ground beef. Both feature spaghetti squash. The recipe for Spaghetti Squash Chicken Lasagna is comfort food at it’s best, and it freezes beautifully. The other one, simply titled Spaghetti Squash Casserole, is even easier to prepare, and really brings out the flavor of spaghetti squash. This one also freezes well.
And what better way to end a meal at this time of year than with a dessert featuring apples. The Apple Pie Tacos are fun to make with kids. It’s a good way to include your little ones in dinner preparations, and they will be so proud to serve something they made themselves.
Thank you again everyone, enjoy the rest of this fall season, and all of us here at Pahl’s wish you a very happy holiday season ahead!