Spicy cauliflower with pasta. This was a modification of a recipe from a Boston Organics weekly newsletter. Cauliflower browned in a skillet, then lots of sliced garlic added. Mixed with pasta, some pasta water, some butter, some cheese, and some cayenne. Maybe some salt, too. Yum.
Butternut squash baked dessert. Another modified Boston Organics recipe. Steamed butternut squash, mashed with brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon, topped with walnut pieces, then baked for half an hour. A very nice dessert.
Pasta dish with kale. I don't think I've ever cooked with kale before, so this was an experiment. I wilted the kale, then I chopped it up and mixed it in a bowl with red bell pepper, garlic, and jalapeno. I was considering adding a little mayonnaise and eating it as a salad, but theora suggested throwing it in a pan with some olive oil for a bit and then putting it over pasta, so that's what I did (I used gemelli, which turned out to be a really good choice). Mixed with salt, pepper, cayenne, balsamic vinegar, and butter (for the pasta). This was lunch at work today. I had intended to bring in some Parmesan cheese, but I forgot. It was still really tasty without the cheese. I shared it with my bosses, and they seemed to like it, as well.