Friday, October 02, 2009

I love Fall

It's officially fall here. A cold front came through at the beginning of the week and the weather has been "delightful" as my weatherbug says. It's been cool enough in the morning for me to wear a jacket to work. Unfortunately my office is cold enough for me to have to keep wearing the jacket most of the day.

My favorite part of fall is eating fall foods, especially pumpkin. I made my favorite pumpkin soup this week. I first saw the recipe in the food section of our paper two years ago and had to make it for dinner that day. I later found out it's a Racheal Ray recipe. Nevertheless, it has become one of my favorite fall dishes. I make it with vegetable stock instead of chicken. Also, this time I used 2% milk instead of heavy cream in an effort to be healthier. Neither Jeremy nor I could taste the difference.

I also made homemade rolls to go with the soup. I used my new favorite roll recipe, compliments of Tasty Kitchen. They are divine. And, I actually used the bread basket we got for our wedding as an actual bread basket! Usually I put fruit in it since we don't have a fruit bowl. It works better for bread though. Shocking, I know.

Next pumpkin food to make: Pumpkin bread, or pumpkin pancakes. I can't decide.


Davra Sitton said...

That's so funny that you say it's time for fall food. Michael and I just had that discussion. Although our fall/winter food is soup! We officially kicked off soup season yesterday!

Melissa said...

Mmmmmm! I can't wait to have pumpkin soup again. Unfortunately I'm the only one who eats it so I'll have to cut the recipe in half. I wish I had time to make pumpkin bread today but it's not going to happen.

Allie said...

I love fall too!!! I think I need to stop attempting soup though... I always end up messing something up. Pumpkin pancakes sound really good too!!

Anonymous said...

Don't forget about the crisp, tart apples that come with the fall. I live just north of Minnesota's apple orchards and the apples are in full harvest. I like to go to the orchards and buy a few of each variety and taste them all.
Of course I made an apple pie and it was sooooo gooood. I agree, fall is the best time of year.

Brenda said...

Pumpkin bread with honey butter...that would be good!