Fall Is in the Air Weekend Special

Fall AfternoonIt was warm, humid and breezy when I went into yoga last night. When I came out … It had changed from breezy to downright windy and the temperature had dropped at least ten degrees. I guess fall is finally, really here.

Not a bad thing since every New Englander who likes to cook, loves to cook in the fall. We love apples and squash and roasting just about anything. From cozy dishes like Mac & Cheese to hearty soups, chowder, stews, chili and risotto … the fall make us happy.

What will you cook this weekend? Here are a few ideas:

How about chili? It’s perfect after a busy day of hiking, biking or putting the garden to bed for the winter.

Chips and salsa are a classic start to any chili party. With cool nights – bordering of frost – the corn season is almost over. Before those tasty ears are gone, toss up a bowl of my Grilled Corn, Black Bean & Avocado Salsa!

If you don’t have a favorite chili, try one of mine! I have several to tempt you.Chili Con Carne is always a good bet for carnivores. If you want some beans with that beef, try my Black Bean & Beef Chili. Vegetarians will love my Autumn Vegetable Chili. Other alternatives include a delicious Red Bean Chili with Pork & Butternut Squash, Chicken Chili or Chicken, Black Beans & Corn Chili. Can’t decide … map out a schedule for the rest of the football season and give them all a try.

For a bit of crunch,; think slaw with my Jicama Slaw or Crunchy Slaw with Cilantro, Mint and Peanuts with your chili. Unless you’d rather try my Spicy Cucumber & Radish Salad.

Now for something sweet. If you haven’t had one yet, you can’t beat Apple Crisp, à la mode of course. Or whip up a batch of Apple Compote and serve it warm on vanilla or ginger ice cream.If you like sprinkle with a few Sweet & Salty Pecans (or Walnuts).

Have a great weekend and bon appétit!

What are your plans for the weekend? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going.

Want more? Click here for more seasonal menus! For a complete list of and links to all the recipes on this blog Click Here!

© Susan W. Nye, 2015

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