At some point, I decided I am a better person than the average American food-consumer because I don’t buy pre-minced garlic and I prefer to wash and cut my own salad greens (and I haven’t eaten meat – beside bacon occasionally – in a decade, and I purchase parmesan in a block – do you pre-shredded-parm people know how much you’re being ripped off?). “Slow-cook Sunday” is a time for eating things made from scratch. Autumnal SCS requires fat kid food like mac baked with buttery crumbly cheddar-parm topping.

/please read all of the above with a tone of gentle self-deprecation. well, except for the part about parmesan: you save so much and it stays fresh longer when you buy in a block and microplane for each use vs. purchasing shredded cheese. seriously.