Last weekend was the official end to summer and beginning of my favorite season, Autumn.
There’s something about that nip in the air that just fills me with joy, and it’s a season that involves some of my absolute favorite foods and dishes, so this will be a great time for WanderFood!
A few fall foods I’m excited about are:
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
This is something we’ve done in my family for years. It’s a great way to teach kids about not being wasteful, and it’s delicious to boot! Whenever we got pumpkins for carving we’d save the pumpkin seeds and toast them. They make a wonderful, healthy fall snack!
Apple pie is the queen of all fall desserts. I realize it should probably go at the end of this list, but you know what? “Life is short, eat dessert first” is a standard mantra of mine. My mom has always made a spectacular apple pie and it’s just such a quintessential way to usher in the season. Next rainy day I’m headed to the store for some Granny Smith’s!
Roast Anything* with Root Vegetables
Nothing better than a classic roast in the oven for the fall and winter months. And my midwestern side comes out in my love for root vegetables, especially carrots, turnips and potatoes. It is my mission this season to learn to like beets. They are easily my least favorite vegetable so it will be an interesting adventure. As for the meat element? Chicken, Lamb, Pork, Beef – I’m not picky. Anything that fills the kitchen with those homey “meat-n-potatoes” smells!
Forget any preconceived notions you may have about Brussels Sprouts. There are so many delicious ways to cook them, and one of my favorites is in the oven with garlic and olive oil. They are a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving and their bright color often adds some much needed green to the autumn colors on the table.
I’ll be posting recipes for all these and other delicious fall things throughout the season! What are some of your favorite fall foods that you think I should highlight this season?
Eat Well, Travel Well ~ Samantha