I went to my mother's house today to help a little bit with the Thanksgiving prep and we wound up roasting chestnuts! I had done this once before with Greg to make a comic for my food zine:
This is the recipe from Veganomicon. We totally messed it up because I was busy being smitten (and drunky) so we burned the chestnuts. Oh also there was no temperature dial on the oven! Anyway, I didn't burn the chestnuts today and I was an old pro at scoring them with an X. They smelled delicious but my mom and I tried one. She liked them but I didn't really care for them much. She then transferred them to the grill outside to get them charred and crunchier, and I left. Maybe they came out better.
Despite it being about 60 degrees today, I kept with the roasting theme and after running to a few different grocery stores and the farmer's market in the city and somehow forgetting something at each place, I roasted up: Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli. Helloooo Brassicae! I also tossed in some vidalia onion and chopped garlic and topped it with lemon juice, olive oil, black pepper, and sea salt. I held off on any spices to keep things pretty neutral.
Would you believe Greg has never had a Brussels sprout before??
So I ate a side of those topped with a little nooch and had a bowl of salad with tofu on the side. It was all very tasty.
The only problem is that roasted chopped garlic looks very much like roasted chopped cauliflower and now I'll be bending my breath for a while.
I had a handful of white chocolate chips and raisins for dessert.