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Squash Seed Panna Cota, and Blood Orange Baklava

Squash Seed Panna Cota, and Blood Orange Baklava

Caramelized some butternut squash cut into tagliatelle 

Caramelized some butternut squash cut into tagliatelle 

Can’t believe it’s been over a week since the big day. I’m referring of course to Black Friday.
— Tim Burgess

There I was, five deep in the hoard shaking off the remnants of tryptophan with the help of a six pack of Red bull and two double espresso shots. Suddenly the horn sounded and the doors flew open and I was soon at the bottom of a pile of humanity. Thanks to an overturned electric shopping go cart next to my head, I managed a little air space so I could continue to breathe. 

Suddenly, two pairs of very large hands grabbed my J Crew Cashmere sweater and lifted me to what appeared to be my second chance of scoring sweet deals on Xbox1, Go Pro Camera, and Zombie Nerf Blaster.  Unbeknownst to me, I was not going shopping but rather heading to the men’s room for a little inverted dunking session. Luckily, the restrooms had just been cleaned.

“Two part Chicken Pot Pie blog?  Rolls? French Toast?” the voice yelled as his fat mitts lifted and lowered me by my ankles.

“It’s the Holiday Season, my way of giving back, you know, spreading good cheer…” I gurgled. 

“Shaddup!!! Boss says blog about the Space, or you’ll be the first chef to drown in a toilet.”

“Certainly I wouldn’t be the first, we’re hardly a stable lot.”

“Shaddup!  Blog about the Space, or else.”

Goons. 

By the time I dried off all the good deals were gone. Some Black Friday for me.

I suppose the beginning of the holiday season means we say goodbye to fall. With that I’ll share with you a dinner we did a month ago featuring the best of the season.

Smoked Salmon Martinis 

Smoked Salmon Martinis 

 
Caroline Ostenfeld