Saturday, October 20, 2007
Do you have any idea how hard it is to find fall vegetables if you rule out root vegetables? We were having dinner with my parents this week and I offered to bring the veggies. But my mother doesn't like mushrooms (so much for the gorgeous local chantrelles at the Co-op) and neither of them are big on root vegetables. I try not to serve salads this time of year, although I will use spinach in a pinch if I can find it grown locally. So... now what? I ended up roasting red potatoes with a chopped onion, tossed in oil, salt, and herbs, then adding some fresh green beans toward the end. I'm not sure green beans count as fall veggies but they beat lettuce, and it worked - my parents even kept the left-overs for another meal.