We had so much Green Stuff last night, it seemed as though we could have been dining with Kermit the Frog... or one of his friends.
“I love eating green things.”
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First there were bowls of creamy roasted broccoli soup with spiced pepitas, made using a recipe I found over at Serious Eats. Pepitas are nothing more or less than pumpkin seeds, and in the current Hallowe’eny pumpkin spice frenzy (Pumpkin spice beer! Pumpkin spice Oreo cookies! Pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks! Pumpkin spice sexual lubricant!) they are one of the few forms of the Evil Orange Gourd that we actually enjoy. The pepitas looked a lot greener before they were toasted and combined with their spice mixture; meanwhile, the soup used about two whole pounds of broccoli crowns. Green plus green.
Soup by itself doesn’t really feel like a meal, and Dee wisely suggested adding some protein. We therefore enjoyed several beef kielbasa sausages as accompaniments.
Creamy roasted broccoli soup with buttermilk and spiced pepitas (AKA pumpkin seeds).
Later, I indulged in a brace of gimlets. More green!
homemade lime cordial in lieu of vodka and Rose’s lime juice, and they’re far more interesting.
All in all, a pleasantly green evening. Miss Piggy would approve.