Sunday, October 2, 2011
On Friday I had a sudden urge to make homemade macaroni and cheese with baked Brussels sprouts. The whole weekend has been filled with baked goods, yummies that we haven't had access to, for fear of turning on the oven and adding a few degrees to our already, overly hot house. Tonight we had a dinner of veggies, sauteed asparagus with mushroom and red onion, bread and butter, and a recipe from my mother-in-law, Jeniveve. Cauliflower cheese and peas. (Pictured above.) Cauliflower cheese and peas is a favorite in our household not only for it's warming goodness, but also for the induced 70's nostalgia. I actually didn't eat this as a young child, but it really has that 70's look and feel to it. Can you imagine some bowl-cut-haired kid with plaid pants and a turtleneck, sitting at a Formica table happily eating his cauliflower peas and cheese? I can. Maybe he's wolfing down his meal so he can catch the latest Bewitched episode that is just about to start.
I feel strengthened and centered on this early October evening with a sense of....could it be....maturity? I suppose what I am really feeling is balanced. I am here and now. I have a sense of the past and confidence for the future. (I hope this lasts!)
Posted by Gwen at 9:15 PM