Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Top 10 Favorite Fall Foods

(Photo taken recently at the Hallmark Cards & Gifts on Hwy. 77 in Waxahachie, TX---so many adorable Fall gift items!)

My 10 Favorite Fall Foods (in no particular order):

1. Winter Squash - I love acorn squash with lots of black pepper & melted butter and spaghetti squash topped with spaghetti sauce, of course!

2. Chili - I make a quick & easy chili, using ground chuck seasoned with chili powder, black pepper, garlic, chopped onion, canned chopped tomatoes, canned Ranch Style beans, and Tabasco sauce. It’s a quick & easy dinner! I also make it using ground turkey.

I make a mean White Chili (using chicken) – I’ll be posting the recipe, which I got from my sister-in-law in Lubbock.

3. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pie and other pumpkin deserts!

4. Spice cake, spice bars, deserts with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg---the more cinnamon the better!

5. Baked apples – I’ve always loved applesauce and fresh apples, but was not a big fan of baked apples until several years ago when I found a yummy recipe from my old Enchanted Broccoli Forest cookbook (will post the recipe).

6. Hot Fall/Winter beverages, namely hot cocoa and hot apple cider with cinnamon.

7. Soups – I’m always looking for new soup recipes and I can’t wait to try Nola’s tomato soup from her Alamo-North blog! I've never tried Pumpkin Soup before (to make it or eat it) but there was a recipe that looked really good in the latest Better Homes & Garden magazine, which I'm going to try & will post if if it turns out good. Sounds good - it's got curry powder in it!

8. Stews and other comfort foods which I cook in my huge, trusty crockpot.

9. Chili dogs - I know, this one's a little weird, but I don't eat chili dogs during any other time of the year ----usually,---- but I have to have at least one chili dog during the Fall or Winter –turkey weiner, bun, and then the works, as far as toppings go, which for me means turkey chili, chopped onions, mustard, and grated cheddar cheese!

10. Popcorn balls & caramel apples (although I don’t eat these anymore ---I just can’t stand to eat anything that sticks to my teeth ---- I guess that’s from working the last several years at a dentist’s office! ) Instead, when I get a Fall craving for these, I’ll either get a bag of low-fat microwave popcorn or I’ll spread peanut butter on apple slices (one of my all-time favorite snacks!).

I’ll be pulling out my favorite Fall recipes and sharing them with you soon!


JeannieTheDreamer said...

Hi Patti, thank you for this post! It's a big help to me:)

Good to meet you. Yes i would love to see your bookcases! I don't have a library either, someday I will (crossing my fingers and toes).

If you could swing it, please email me a picture by 9 pm tonight? then tomorrow, post something about your books and all. At the party I will link the picture to your blog. Also, when you email me, please write a short description / story.

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

OH, yum, the list is making me hungry! I may have to make my own list and post it.
I haven't been to that Hallmark store in ages! Maybe I'll stop by, we are going to Waxahachie this weekend.
I see you are going to post for Jeannie's Home Library Tour, can't wait to see where you read! You have built in's beside your fireplace, don't you? Or am I hallucinating?

The Brenda Blog said...

Ya know, I've never even eaten white chili. I need to try that.

Big Mama said...

Love that cute scarcrow! It looks like they bought a generic one and improved on him!
He's a cutie!
All your fall food loves, I love, too! Like Nola@Alamo North said, the list is making me hungry!!!

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