We have now moved into November, the month that starts the seasonal over indulgence. The pantry was starting to overflow, so turkey chili with lots of beans was a must:
There were 2 carrots leftover from when Mike made lobster bisque and some onions from who knows how long ago.
Mike had a work party and asked me to make something for it. After searching through my cookbooks I settled on this:
Cleaning out the freezer, I found lots of fish. We still had some that Mike had caught as well as some that my neighbor gave me.
We finally got some lemons from the tree Mike got last year, yay!
Still in the theme of cleaning out the kitchen, we had 4 frozen turkey burgers left and no buns. So what did I make, poppy seed buns (because I had no sesame seeds!):
Bone-in, chicken leg quarters have been the cheapest chicken (besides a whole chicken) you can buy at Aldi. Unfortunately I haven't found too many recipes using chicken leg quarters that I like or have time to make. My old stand by : roast chicken legs (with garlic, lemon, olive oil, salt, and pepper):
Half a bag of frozen corn as been staring at me from the freezer door for quite some time.
And finally, for today, my pretty dish. My friend had a holiday party and I had to work all day so the easiest, fanciest thing I could think of (and since I had stocked up on puff pastry dough from Adi....3 boxes in the freezer to be exact) was brie wrapped in puff pastry dough with a little poinsettia on top:
Your overload for today is done. I hope everyone has a wonderful new year and until next time, please enjoy this photo of my babies (because I am in Ohio without them and I miss them):