The librarycook really struggled to find something to make from April’s Delicious magazine. She tried the pasta with sausage and cauliflower. The chocolate & pretzel biscuits. Both were fine. Acceptable. Just not great.
Half-heartedly leafing through once more, the Pumpkin with Blue Cheese & Pickled Walnut caught her eye. It was pretty. Autumnal. Blue cheese was involved, along with ginger and walnuts. She had herself a recipe.
And a recipe easy enough for a work day. Baking sliced pumpkin for 45 minutes – lots of time for a chapter or two, even allowing for whisking the blue cheese dressing, pickling some walnuts, and slicing an apple. A couple of minutes’ assembly and voila! – dinner on the table, attractive, delicious, and soft, crunchy, crisp, savoury and sweet all in one.
Simple enough for a weeknight dinner, impressive enough for a dinner party. How glad the librarycook was that she hadn’t given up – Delicious came through in the end.