02 November 2011

dinner & a movie.

2 November 2011

There is just something about sandwiches, right? They are so good...I don't eat them nearly enough. Sunday nights are usually pretty lazy at our house so there is nothing like curling up on the couch, eating comfort food & watching a great flick.

Since the season is all things turkey, apple, brandy, etc. I thought our little Sunday night dinner should be accompanied by Wes Anderson's stop-animation The Fantastic Mr. Fox based on the children's book classic. If you haven't seen it--it's a must see.

All the recipes here are for two...

a turkey club.
4 slices sourdough bread, toasted
3 slices organic turkey bacon, cut in half
4-6 slices organic turkey (from the deli)
1 organic tomato, sliced
a handful of mixed greens
sea salt & cracked pepper

broccoli salad.
This is a really nice alternative to a regular tossed salad or a big handful of chips (which is usually very tempting)...the raisins add a lovely bit of sweetness to the savory onion. Oh, & it is dead simple.

for the dressing:
1/4c. Vegenaise
1 TBL red wine vinegar
1 TBL maple syrup
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
sea salt & cracked pepper to taste
--whisk into a medium sized bowl.

for the salad:
2c. broccoli, chopped 
1/4c. red onion, diced 
3 TBL organic raisins, chopped
1 TBL chives, chopped
--add to the dressing & mix thoroughly. Let sit for about an hour before serving to let flavors develop.

apple raspberry crisp.
My dad gave me a ton of blackberries that he picked this summer so I couldn't wait to use some. Plus, it's about that time of year that it is all about apples. Serve with vanilla or coffee ice cream. 

for the fruit filling:
3 apples, peeled & chopped
1 cup raspberries
1 TBL brandy
1 TBL fresh lemon juice
3 TBL sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
--combine all ingredients in a bowl. Transfer into a small casserole dish.

for the crisp topping:
1/2 cup of spelt flour
1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of brown sugar
pinch of sea salt
1/2 cup oatmeal
4 TBL organic butter
--add all ingredients into a food processor & pulse until pebbly; scatter evenly over fruit.
--preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for a little less than an hour or until top is brown & fruit is bubbly.
--let cool 15 minutes before serving.

happy eatings & cheers!

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