Last night I ventured to the grocery store for some staples and inspiration, and found a nice selection of seasonal produce. Pears, for instance, are harvested in the fall and placed in cold storage for distribution throughout the year. This means that there are fresh, ripe pears available during the winter (I picked up some lovely Bosc and Bartlett pears). Not only good for health, they piqued my interest for experimenting in the kitchen. When it’s freezing outside and the snow is coming down, there is nothing nicer than preparing a warm delight to share with my hubby and cuddling in front of the fire to watch the snow. If I have to be indoors, I may as well enjoy it!
What’s on the menu this week? First up, Acorn Squash Stuffed with Wild Rice, Pears, Cranberries, and Walnuts, and perhaps Bartlett Pear Muffins for Saturday brunch. Yum!