Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

Fall is my season. I love almost everything about it and there is so much to love. The heat and humidity of summer are replaced by crisp, cool weather, and leaves are turning. It is a season of turning inward and getting ready for winter, and for squirrels to chew their way into my attic to stash their nuts (that is something I don't love.) One of the great things about fall is the food, so today's Ten On Tuesday topic is 10 Foods You Are Looking Forward to Eating Now That Fall Is (almost) Here.
  1. Apples - Of course these are best and most available in the fall. Bring on the Winesaps!
  2. Baked Apples - While mine aren't quite as good as my grandmother's, they are still delicious in the fall. 
  3. Cider - Fresh from my favorite farm stand, this is the quintessential taste of fall.
  4. Jewish Apple Cake - I got this recipe from my mother-in-law over 30 years ago and always look forward to making it in the fall. 
  5. Beef Stew - The aroma of this simmering in the crockpot smells like fall to me.
  6. Sausage Corn Chowder - This recipe* came from my sister. I love how it's thickened with ground oatmeal, making it one of fall's best thick and hearty soups.
  7. Wild Rice and Chicken Soup - This recipe from Sheri at The Loopy Ewe is the best creamy chicken soup I've had. 
  8. Chili - Everyone has their own favorite way to make chili; mine is pretty much like this recipe. It's great made in the crockpot with venison.
  9. Pumpkin Pie - My favorite pie, made from the recipe on the label of the Libby's pumpkin can. 
  10. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins - Pumpkin and chocolate chips sounded like an odd combination when I first came across the recipe, but these muffins are absolutely delicious, especially warm from the oven. There may even be a batch baking in the oven as I type this!
* I've never seen this recipe anywhere else, so here it is in case anyone wants to make some delicious soup.


  1. Ooohh chili...how did I forget chili! And does that soup recipe say add oatmeal? Interesting!

  2. pumpkin!! yes ! I love fall and the way the cold air returns once more and warm foods are rotated back on the menu plan.

  3. Fall reminds me of soup, too! I think of all the different ways I can use my roasted tomato harvest and all the wonderful veggies ripening in the last gasps of summer warmth.

  4. I use the recipe on the Libbys can too. It comes out great every time. Thanks for the soup recipe!

  5. Everything sounds delish! I use the pumpkin pie recipe on the can of One Pie, it's pretty much identical to the Libby's one. And yes on Sheri's Chicken & Wild Rice Soup, too!

  6. Those muffins sound so good and the recipe looks so easy!! During the fall/winter months, I will either do a pumpkin pie - or just bake the pumpkin in a dish and have it with ice cream! Yummmm!

    Linda in VA

  7. I haven't made the muffins but I do make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and they are terrific! Thanks so much for all of the links, my Dad is going to like that chicken soup!

  8. Oh yum-you've got my mouth watering!

  9. Sausage corn chowder sounds great! Here is one recipe for King Ranch Chicken: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/8673/king-ranch-chicken-casserole-i/print/

    I usually use corn tortillas instead of chips and low salt soups if they are available--I also put in spinach and frozen or fresh corn to round it out a bit!

  10. Oh, holy moly that's a yummy list!!!

  11. what a wonderful list - and thank you for all the recipe links! I can't believe I forgot to include honeycrisp apples on my list (especially delicious with really sharp white cheddar cheese ;-)

  12. Mmmmm. The food of fall - comfort food - is one of the best parts of the change of seasons for me. I have to be dragged (kicking and screaming) from summer into fall, but once I'm there . . . I'm there! (And some baked apples can really help.)


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