Here, in Savannah, we sometimes have to look extra hard to see evidence of fall, but this morning I took the camera on my walk with Winslow and found these gorgeous leaves on an ornamental pear tree. The one in our front yard is still completely green...
This morning, we realized that Winslow had dug a nice nest for himself ... luckily it's in spot under the bird feeder where we don't have any plants. Maybe he was waiting for a fresh meal to fly into his mouth...
Yesterday, I made one of our favorite appetizers from an old Bon Appetit magazine to take to a dinner party. We love it so much and have made is on so many occasions that I thought I'd share the recipe with you.
Baked Goat Cheese with Roasted Garlic & Caramelized Onion
6 elephant garlic cloves or 12 large garlic cloves peeled
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
1 medium size red onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon (packed) golden brown sugar
10 ounces soft fresh goat cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Arrange garlic cloves in glass baking dish. Drizzle with vegetable oil. Cover and bake until garlic is very tender about 40 minutes for elephant garlic or 30 minutes for regular garlic. Transfer garlic to rack and cool.
Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute until tender and beginning to brown, about 15 minutes. Add brown sugar, stir until melted. Remove fro heat and cool. Arrange onion mixture on bottom of 8x8 inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle cheese over. Arrange roasted garlic atop cheese. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead, cover and chill.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake garlic until cheese melts but mixture is not bubbling about 25 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar, stir until well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer mixture to medium bowl. Sprinkle with basil. Serve warm or at room temperature with baguette slices.
Enjoy! (By the way, I was going to take a picture of the appetizer before I wrapped it up to take to our friends' house, but completely forgot...)
Remember the scarves above? And then there's the new one below. They are now available in my Etsy knitting shop here.
I hope you all had a fantastic and spooky Halloween! I hope to make it by your blogs tonight and to show you another painting tomorrow or Tuesday - very excited about this one!!