I'm finally to the end of Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle."
Here's my recommendation to those who haven't read it yet: Don't read while hungry. I think I gained five pounds salivating over the recipes and food descriptions in the book.
One that I plan to try this weekend seems pretty easy and ambitious at the same time: pumpkin soup in its own shell.
The recipe is on Camille Kingsolver's AVM Recipes page in a PDF you can download.
I already have the organic pumpkin, garlic, pepper and stock. I just need to pick up some fresh sage...maybe from the farmers market tomorrow in the city or Saturday at Pilgrim. I promise to post pix...whether it's a success or failure. At least Kingsolver didn't set the bar high since her first effort collapsed in the oven.
If I can pull this off, I'll try it again for Thanksgiving (keep your fingers crossed 4H Champ). If not...I also found a nice recipe for "holiday corn pudding even a 9-year-old can make."