Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hearty Fall Dishes

It's fall and with that comes cooler temperatures, furnaces and/or fireplaces to keep warm.  Unlike bears that put weight all summer and fall to get ready to hibernate all winter.  We humans seem to loss weight in the spring and summer just to put it back on in the fall and winter.

One of the buzzwords today in the food area is "Comfort Food" and it really comes into play during the start of the fall season.  They are usually a little heavy food than the grilling and salads we've consumed during the summer.  It's more meat and potatoes, casseroles and hearty soups.

Now I'm not saying this is bad for everyone but we do need to think moderation during this season.  Maybe pick up a little more on the exercise too.  Fall is similar to an appetizer before the main course of a meal. That main course is coming in late November through early January and it's called the holiday season.  That's where we pack on even more weight.

I'm not trying to scare you but just want you aware of the potential effect on your body and current clothes fitting appropriately.  I really want you to enjoy these fall dishes because they are terrific.  So make yourself a game plan to be able to enjoy them without any negative affects.

As a reminder, I'll point out some of these hearty fall dishes already in one of the recipes pages of the blog. For entrees you might try one of these; Pasta with Pumpkin & SausageJambalaya (Slow Cooker)Tasty Stuffed Pork Chops and Pan Fried Chicken.

This week I have 2 new entree recipes for you.  Tomorrow is one for "Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole" and you can take advantage of using rotisserie chicken in it.  You may remember I did a blog on the use of rotisserie chicken in recipes back in August.  Then on Thursday, the recipe is "Apple, Fennel & Sage covered Pork Chops".  You could use chicken breast instead of pork chops in this recipe if it fits your needs better.

There are many great fall recipes that you can find to try.  Not just entree recipes like I'm showing you here, but great side dishes and desserts too.  So enjoy the colors of fall as well as the good food.  "Happy Cooking" until next week.


  1. We have enjoyed all your summer recipes and are gearing up to stretchy waistbands to try more of your Comfort Food. It's all delicious. Keep up the great work, Barry!

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