I wanted a fun dessert that would be an ode to the end of summer while still looking forward to the beginnings of fall and all it has to bring. Sweaters, leaves, cozy blankets. Well, in my mind that’s what fall is, cooling weather and cozy things. But, in truth, here in California fall is probably the hottest season we have. Dry, windy, and hot. So, an ice cream float is a perfect fall treat.
Remember back to those Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes and Onions that I posted a few weeks ago? In that post I said that I started using the tomatoes in some dishes. This Orzo with Balsamic Tomatoes and Basil is one of the dishes that I regularly use those yummy tomatoes in. This is a great and easy lunch, or a nice side dish for dinner.
Last week I made my Smoky Black Bean Chili for dinner. It’s great because it cooks in the crock pot, leaving the kitchen nice and cool. Since it makes a big ‘ol pot of chili there were lots of leftovers that I stuck in the freezer. And, last night I made enchiladas with the chili, some more black beans, zucchini, and corn. Man, was it yummy!