fall recipes

  1. Baked acorn squash --the best! I just cut them in half,scoop out the seeds and bake them cut side down on a sheet pan until soft.Scoop out the flesh and mix it with whatever flavorings you like.You can make them savory or sweet.Good stuff.I got some fresh late honey last week-it's really dark and tastes like brown sugar and maple syrup...It's divine with that squash.So is freshly grated parmesan cheese and salt and pepper.....
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  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Pinto bean soup with a hamhock thrown in (or turkey bacon, sliced in squared pieces), with a side order of Gas-X. With it being cold outside, just the smell of this brewing in the crockpot is comforting.

    I fix (the evening before) 1 cup of dry pinto beans (don't forget to rinse the dirt and rocks out!) per person eating. I chop up one small yellow onion, add 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp of salt, and one hamhock. Fill up the crockpot with water, put lid on and put the crockpot on high, letting it cook that way overnight. In the morning, i'll throw i more water, then turn the crockpot down to the lowest temp, then turn up about an hour before we're ready to eat.
    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Sep 30, '06 : Reason: oh duhh the recipe
  4. by   ktwlpn
    hold the Gas X and you can have a nice relaxing dip after dinner in your new do-it-yourself Jacuzzi...Just make sure you eat this the night before your day off or you'll be the subject of another thread "Smelly co-workers-Part Deux"::wink2:
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from ktwlpn
    hold the Gas X and you can have a nice relaxing dip after dinner in your new do-it-yourself Jacuzzi...Just make sure you eat this the night before your day off or you'll be the subject of another thread "Smelly co-workers-Part Deux"::wink2:
    I'm so tired in the evenings that i'd never make it out of the tub.
  6. by   dianah
    Apple pies, made from Granny Smith apples. I may make a deep-dish apple crumb cobbler-type-thingy soon, just to try it. I purchased one recently from one of the apple sheds up at Oak Glen, and it was DELISH, and looked VERY easy. I make a good apple pie crust, but for the apple cobbler I'd only have to prepare the filling, dump it into the pan (cake pan or deep dish pie pan, whatever), top it with the crumb mix (oatmeal, pecans, brown sugar, flour, butter), and bake it.

    Potato-cheese soup simmering on the stove.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from dianah
    Apple pies, made from Granny Smith apples. I may make a deep-dish apple crumb cobbler-type-thingy soon, just to try it. I purchased one recently from one of the apple sheds up at Oak Glen, and it was DELISH, and looked VERY easy. I make a good apple pie crust, but for the apple cobbler I'd only have to prepare the filling, dump it into the pan (cake pan or deep dish pie pan, whatever), top it with the crumb mix (oatmeal, pecans, brown sugar, flour, butter), and bake it.

    Potato-cheese soup simmering on the stove.
    I've spent the past 30 minutes or so outside with a bucket picking up apples in the backyard to start making pies tomorrow morning (i'll take one to the MIL after church tomorrow). It's a nice alternative to the aplle-scented candle that's in the kitchen now.
  8. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from ktwlpn
    hold the gas x and you can have a nice relaxing dip after dinner in your new do-it-yourself jacuzzi...just make sure you eat this the night before your day off or you'll be the subject of another thread "smelly co-workers-part deux"::wink2:
    [color="sienna"]bwaaaaahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!


    apple-cinnamon anything is my favorite fall flavor..........that, and of course, pumpkin.:wink2: pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice cream.......btw, burgerville has the best pumpkin shake on the planet! can't get enough carbs in the autumn, all i want is comfort food and a warm place on the sofa.

    unfortunately for me, the foods i love most tend to create a lot of......well........flatulence. guess i'd better head to costco and stock up on the ol' gas-x before fall begins in earnest, or my co-workers will be posting about me.
  9. by   DDRN4me
    my favorite ww pumpkin muffins: 1 spice (or carrot) cake mix
    1- 15 oz can pumpkin (not pie mix)
    1/4 cup egg beaters
    small amount water to moisten
    raisins
    cinnamon (to taste)

    mix all together . spoon into muffin tins with the little papers inside. bake at 350 for about 20 minutes...YUM!!!!
  10. by   JentheRN05
    [BANANA]Pumpkin Bread

    Mix:
    3 1/3 - 3 c flour 2 tsp. soda 1 tsp salt
    1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 3 c sugar

    Make a well and pour other ingredients in the well.
    1 C cooking oil 4 beaten eggs 2/3 c water
    2 C pumpkin

    mix until smooth. Pour in 2 - 3 greased pans. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Cool slightly in pans then turn out. Can be frozen.



    [/BANANA]
  11. by   leslie :-D
    when my kids were babies, i used to make homemade applepear sauce.
    sauteeing (sp) the apples and pears (w/dash of cinnamon and nutmeg) filled the house with a heavenly scent.
    so while my kids don't eat applesauce anymore, they do enjoy a homemade applesauce cake.
    and of course, tis the time for homemade breads....

    leslie
  12. by   kitty29
    I LOVE Soup!

    There is a very good envelope soup "cold creek" (I think) they have a potato mix...now use this with 1/2 chicken stock and 1/2 milk and use this Jimmy Deans breakfast stir-fry mix (there are 3 kinds; I like the southwestern; it has sausage, potato, peppers, corn....) and there you go! Often I add extra cheese to the soup too! It has just the right amt. of spice and is so handy!
  13. by   mercyteapot
    My brother brought a vegetarian girlfriend to Thanksgiving one year, and I made a baked butternut squash filled with walnuts and blue cheese and I don't remember what else. I do remember it being really good, though!

    My favorite fall recipes tend to involve slow cooking... I use the crockpot alot at this time of year. I love to make pot roast and beef stew and chicken with noodles... yum...
  14. by   DDRN4me
    heres a couple of things i whipped up yesterday...

    White Chicken Chili

    1 can white (cannellini) beans
    1 lb chicken breast
    1 onion
    mushrooms (2 or 3 little ones )
    1 small can corn niblets
    garlic powder
    red pepper flakes
    paprika
    dash cilantro

    cut chicken breasts into chunks and brown lightly in olive oil. Meanwhile put beans , onions, mushrooms and corn into crock pot; add chicken, spice as desired. cook on high about 4-5 hrs. serve with corn bread...yum!!!

    Autumn Vegetable soup

    1 med butternut squash
    2-3 small turnips
    3 carrots
    1 apple
    1 small onion
    1 small potato
    1 small sweet potato
    few small pieces roasted eggplant
    any other roasted vegetable desired
    dash cinnamon
    3cups chicken or veggie broth
    1/2 cup skim milk
    Put broth in large sauce pot, cook on low heat . cut vegetables into small chunks and roast at 425 for 15 or 20 minutes till soft. add to pot, cook for 15 or 20 minutes to blend flavors. Blend in small amounts in blender or food processor till smooth. Add milk to keep to soup consistency.
    Return to pot and simmer , add cinnamon. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt. MMMMM for a cool fall day!!

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