September 25 and such

Oh, it’s officially fall.  My butternut squash flag can start flying proudly.

Sunday:  Grilled flank steak, roasted cauliflower, roasted butternut squash:  We’ll do some kind of dry rub on the steak, probably involving garlic, cumin, salt, maybe something spicy like ancho chile powder or a teensy bit of cayenne.  Then we’ll let it sit for a while and then grill it, rest it, and slice it in thin against-the-grain slices.  And then eat way more than we should.  We’ll also chop up a head of cauliflower, and a butternut squash, and (each in its own pan) drizzle them with olive oil, and sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper on them.  Keep them in the oven at about 425 until the edges get browned and wonderful.

Monday:  Forecast is cool for the next few days.  There will be much soup.  Tonight is Sausage, Potato and Spinach soup with some crusty bread for dipping.

Tuesday:  I might be jumping the gun by dragging out the slow cooker already, but I just don’t care.  And so:  Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili.  Maybe with corn muffins. Definitely with salad, since the veggie count in the chili isn’t too grand.

Wednesday: Avocado toast with poached egg.  I’m counting on having some bread left over from Monday’s soup fest.  I’ll toast some, grill some avocado and tomato, mash the avocado on the toast, toss on the tomato, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and a bit of salt, and then poach an egg and stick it on top.  These are 75% of my dream foods in one stack.

Thursday: Because we can’t go too long without a taco-type-dinner, we’ll do venison fajitas.  We’ll saute some thin-sliced venison steak, big sweet onions, bell peppers, and any other veggie that’s still sticking around the fridge.  We’ll add in some yummy taco-ish spices, like garlic, cumin, chile powder, cayenne, and let it all simmer around a bit.  Then we’ll have corn tortillas, guacamole, salsa, shredded cabbage, cheese.  Phil will build appropriately-sized fajitas, and I will cram five servings of filling into one sad little tortilla.  It will then explode all over my plate.  It will look like a terrible mess.  I will love it.

Have a great week!

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