Wednesday, October 27, 2010

fall favorites

We've been relishing the bounty of fall in our house. Over the weekend, Jeff and I made an apple pie (I really enjoy it when we get a chance to work in the kitchen together!), and it's been very popular. I adore pears, apples, and other harvest goodies.

A dish that our family as really fallen for this season is squash fries. We've tried two varieties, both from The Nourishing Gourmet: Roasted Delicata Squash Slices and Butternut Squash Fries. Roasting in the oven, they smell so wonderful! They've been a big hit, and I'm so glad I decided to try them. I've always had a hard time with squash (the only exception was spaghetti squash, drowning in pasta sauce and Parmesan cheese), but these are delightful!

Of course, one of the most comforting things that the cool weather has brought into my kitchen is soup. I adore soup - warm, cozy, often easy to prepare. Our current favorites are Sally Fallon's Red Meat Chili (found in "Nourishing Traditions") and Chicken Rice Soup.

And what would autumn be without pumpkin goods? I could hardly wait to make my Spiced Pumpkin Bread. Sweet, with just enough spices to warm it up, it's delicious as a snack or dessert. I love how soft it is, with just a little crunch on top. Scrumptious!

But without a doubt, the most popular item I've made this fall is this Old-Fashioned Caramel Corn from Kimi at The Nourishing Gourmet. I've made it twice now, and let me tell you, it is utterly addicting. Still, such a nice treat, and it feels so right for the crisp, cool weather. Crunchy, sweet, buttery...I'll stop now; my mouth is watering...

Ah autumn. I love it so. And because I do, I'm going to close with a quote I found on Kristin's blog - because I find it all so delicious.

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking successive autumns. ~George Eliot

1 comment:

Rena said...

All these look soo good! I'm bookmarking this post..