We did some food shopping in Asheville yesterday so before breakfast this morning I started chopping all the veggies for a traditional bolognese sauce, and got the rest of the prepping done after breakfast. It's now simmering away for the next 3 hours.
I also got most of the veggies prepped for the potato, sausage, escarole soup that I'll be making as soon as Jim gets back from Spruce Pine with the sausages.
Since I can only get escarole and thick pancetta in Asheville, I decided to spend the day cooking and will have several meals for the freezer. We'll have some of the bolognese sauce tonight with a nice, light, Italian red Jim found in Asheville yesterday.
When those first chilly nights come upon us, I start thinking about cooking hearty soups, stews,etc. I just hope I have enough room in the freezer for it all. Both refrigerator freezers are pretty full at the moment so it's going to be a juggling act to find room. The last week or so I've been trying to fill up the freezer with some dinners for the next couple of weeks leading up to a firing.
Tomorrow I'll be back in the studio for a full day of uninterrupted work. Jim has to drive into Asheville again tomorrow, because the wait to get the car serviced yesterday, would have been four time longer than normal, so we decided to skip it and went on to lunch, and food shopping and still didn't get home till after 3 o'clock. I had to go to 3 grocery stores to get everything on my list.