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Nov 23, 2010 12:03 PM

What goes with Cheddar Jalapeno Scones

I want to make this:

but clearly I need something to go with it. The author made "greek baked macaroni" but I don't have any Gruyere or Feta cheese.

Here's what I have on hand:

I have some grated parmesan, a small chunk of havarti, a little gouda, lots of cheddar and mozzarella; I don't have any on hand, but I could make some ricotta
Pasta - spaghetti, shells, elbows, rigatoni, I think there's some linguini - I'd prefer to use the elbow macaroni
tomato sauce, paste, and (canned) diced
Herbs/spices - fresh cilantro, fresh bay leaves, curry leaves, ginger, minced garlic, green chilis;
cumin, coriander, turmeric, nutmeg, mace, cinnamon, oregano, basil, tarragon,
rosemary, thyme, chili powder, ground red chili, dried chilis, crushed red pepper,
garam masala, cardamom, fenugreek, asafoetida, fennel seed, cloves, saffron,
salt and pepper
I have some bread crumbs on hand (I don't know what I bought them for
)I have some Fuji apples
Frozen spinach
frozen corn

There's got to be something I can make with all that that'll go with the cheddar-jalapeno scones.

My imagination fails me. Anybody have any suggestions?

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  1. I would keep it relatively light. Cheese scones and cheesy pasta sounds like too much! Maybe a sort of tex-mex creamed spinach with your onions, spinach, diced tomatoes, corn and green chilis, with cumin and chilis thrown in? If you have eggs, you could beat some and stir it into the veggies with some cheese, then bake into a nice little eggy spinach casserole.

    1. I don't see any beans on your list but you could improvise a spicy chili-type vegetable soup. Perfect for sopping up with your scones!

      1. Really, a nice vegetable soup with small pasta and a tomato base and bake some apples for dessert.