first section of dough divided, with filling – waiting to be formed. and a blurry puppy in the corner scavenging for fallen food.
(source)i drool over letterpress drawers any time i encounter them, so this picture practically makes me want to weep it’s so lovely. someday i want a giant wall nailed floor to ceiling with letterpress drawers. love love love.
you can find the recipe here. apparently there is a canned pumpkin shortage going on, but i found it at super target and later saw big cans of it at cub foods as well. the only change i made was halving the frosting recipe – which trust me, unless you’re addicted to frosting, is more than plenty.
BAKED MACARONI & CHEESE (adapted from skinny taste)
1 box whole wheat/high fiber rotini – i couldn’t find ww elbows
2 tbsp smart balance
1/4 cup flour
1/8 cup minced onion
2 cups skim milk
1 cup fat free chicken broth
2 cups 2% reduced fat mild cheddar – i used market pantry brand
salt and pepper
2 tbsp red pepper flakes
2-3 bay leaves
4 cups spinach, sliced into ribbons
1/8 cup grated parmesan
1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs
Pam butter flavored spray
cook whole box of pasta in salted water according to package directions.
spray a baking dish with buttered flavor Pam.
preheat oven to 375°.
in a large skillet, melt butter. add flour and cook over low heat stirring with a whisk.
add onion and cook another 2 minutes – it’ll start to smell really good.
add milk and chicken broth and continue whisking for 2-3 minutes, until smooth and thick.
add red pepper flakes and bay leaves and let milk mixture simmer on low for a couple minutes, until it starts to bubble very gently.
season with salt and pepper. remove from heat, add cheese and mix well until cheese is melted.
remove bay leaves.
add cooked macaroni and baby spinach. pour into baking dish. top with grated cheese and breadcrumbs. spray a little more buttered flavor Pam on top.
bake for 15-20 minutes, then broil for 2 minutes to get the breadcrumbs golden.
yesterday poppytalk posted photos of douglas coupland’s wonderful 2nd home and it inspired my friend and i to talk about authors’ homes that we are in love with – which lead to my searching for photos of edward gorey’s home. and i found this. and it’s amazing. so may i present – edward gorey and his cats. and a lot of books ❤
last week i had a craving for a fruity dessert that was not pie and after looking at various cooking blogs – nectarine cobbler seemed to be the one that would hit the spot. and wow, this recipe is SO great. i want to make it for every dinner party dessert for the next 6 months pretty much.
i followed this recipe exactly – except i did not make the cream and ate it with ice cream – YUMMY.
also pictured: an apple clipboard that i could not say no to and my first letter that arrived from the pen pal project!
happy saturday – it’s such a gorgeous day!