10.26.20 – 10.29.20
harvest vegetable chili with a medley of beans & savory seasoning, with all the toppings: grated cheese, tomatoes, & olives
Garlic Steak Bites
grilled cubes of steak seasoned with chili, shallots and herbs
*plant-based option: Crimini mushrooms
Crudite with Ranch
crisp vegetable mix of carrots, celery, peppers, cucumbers, & more, served with homemade ranch dressing
Fresh-baked hearty rolls layered with honey & butter
Ladle the chili in the bowl, generously top with cheese, tomatoes, olives, and a dollop of the ranch dressing; add the steak or mushroom bites and enjoy!
Next Week’s Meal
Pilar’s Peruvian: Aji de Gallina (Peruvian stew), Aji Toppings, Multi-hued Potatoes, Solterito (Peruvian Salad), and Pio Nono (Peruvian Sponge Cake)
Officially the start of fall is at the end of September, but fall really begins at Halloween; the crisp air, fallen leaves, and coats stuffed under costumes become one last outing in the neighborhood as we transition to a season of hearth and home. Hard to imagine a better meal for this week than warm homemade chili that takes advantage of the last of the harvest, and warms us from within as it tickles our senses from without.
The western awareness of chili begins in 1529 as Bernardino de Sahagún, a Franciscan friar living in the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan (modern-day Mexico City) enjoyed warm stews cooked with a variety of spicy chilies. The Spanish colonizers added beef to this stew, and thus originated chili con carne – a marrying of ancestral foods from two continents. Chili as a dish in the United States was popularized by the “Chili Queens” of San Antonio, Texas. In 1893, they took this beloved dish to the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, which lead to its growing popularity across America.
Curious Table’s harvest chili is packed with beans and vegetables, then gently stewed with herbs, seasonings, and chili powders. Paired with homemade ranch dressing, crudite, and decadent honey pull-apart, its a perfect dinner for Halloween–and a welcome meal for fall!
From our table to yours…
Eat well, be well!