This fall, I’m excited to get back into the kitchen. I’m calling it my Fun Foodie Fall… although, “Awesome Autumn Eats” was a close second. I’ve got the two best sous chefs around (hubby and munchkin) and I’ve planned out some delicious weekend fun. I kicked off my fun foodie fall last weekend with a homemade pumpkin pie.
See ya’ Smokey, Sweaty Summer
I found myself complaining on the sweltering hot days this summer that all the heat was interfering with my desire to cook up some homemade delights. There was no way we were turning our oven on, yet all I wanted was some fresh made bread, a roast chicken, and then to make soup from the chicken bones. With Fun Foodie Fall as the next season it means we are getting ready to say goodbye to Smokey Sweaty Summer.
Fall is My Favourite Season
Fall has always been my favourite season, which goes back to my days of running cross-country through the crunchy leaves. Starting a new routine in September feels natural to me and each weekend until December 17, I’ll be whipping something up in the kitchen to celebrate Fun Foodie Fall.
We’re big into NFL and College football (go Buckeyes!) and from the kitchen I have a perfect view of the TV. I don’t feel I am being overly ambitious since I already know I’m going to be at home most weekends and have the time to conquer this fun challenge.
Fun Foodie Fall List
Enough with the suspense, here’s what I’m going to be making all fall long as part of my Fun Foodie Fall:
- New Finger Licking (NFL) Snacks
- Pasta from Scratch
- Gourmet Grilled Cheese
- Canning Applesauce
- Bake Pies (Apple and Pumpkin)
- Make and freeze Lasagnas
- Homemade Ramen Broth
- Prepare a Ghoulish feast for Halloween
- Perfect my Olive Garden Copy Cat Zuppa Tuscana
- Brine a Turkey
- Meatballs in Homemade Sauce
- Homemade Buckeye Chocolates
- Bake Artisan Bread
- Host a Christmas Cookie Baking Party
- Macaroni and Cheese
These are all of my favourite foods to eat during fall. Some will be much easier than others to prepare so I won’t be slaving away for hours each weekend. The soups on the list all have simple prep and then all the hard work and flavours occur during hours of simmering on the stove.
I think I’ll be heading over to Pinterest to get some ideas for some of these Fun Foodie Fall ideas and themes. I’ve never made buckeye chocolates or a ghoulish feast before.