cooler weather means the oven is now in fair play. first time since about may. perfect
for fall roasts. like this chuck roast. seasoned liberally with salt, pepper, and unsweetened
dark cocoa powder. then wrapped in foil and tossed into a slow oven for hours. how many?
the longer the better. hell, overnight if possible. after its done, let it cool on the counter top a
bit and jack up the oven to 400F. toss some slices of blue hubbard squash in olive oil and a
little salt. roast until nice and tender. set aside. pull off a little meat and toss it in some heated
tomato sauce. add to the squash with a little green pepper on top. and go eat it outside just as
its starting to get chilly.
Around these parts, the following are all highly accurate and precise descriptors of measurements: 'fistfuls', 'a few glugs', 'as desired', 'to taste', and my most favorite of all 'some'. Cooking is best done when it is by feel, not by measuring cups. Not sure how much olive oil to use? Or how many carrots? At what temperature should you roast tomatoes? Or a pork shoulder? Give it your best go and see where it takes you.