I have always been a fan of fall. Autumn is my favorite season of the year. I love the coolness of the air – yes, I finally closed all the windows in my home last night. I love the textures of the food – a bit heavier but crispy when you get fresh squash and apples. I love the colors of the season.
When I think of fall food, I think of two very different items – apples and pumpkins. I make entrees, sides and desserts with both in them. I love to pick bushels and bushels of apples and eat them raw, make applesauce or apple butter, bake apple cakes or muffins.
I do not buy pumpkins and cook the flesh. It is just a process I am not sure of so I buy canned pumpkin. I make soups, gnocchi and cookies with pumpkin. I have been known to put some in my meatloaf and a few other foods to get extra nutrients into my kids’ diets.
What are your favorite things about the upcoming autumn season? Is it the colors? Is it the food? Is it the cool, crisp air? Let me know and watch for recipes to come.