i have been obsessed with cooking fall-inspired meals this season.
they are so comforting, hearty and delicious.
i have especially been enjoying cooking with butternut squash, pumpkin, apples & cider.
(i've also been making many desserts involving fall ingredients.
you've GOT to try these pumpkin bars with cream cheese icing. so ridiculously tasty.)
it has been forever since i've done a recipe post,
so i thought i'd share a couple that i've used this week and last.
both were adapted from rachael ray recipes. she must love fall meals as much as i do.
they are both quick and easy - great for a weeknight meal.
you can't get much more hearty and fall-icious than this!
i did an avocado and apple salad salad on the side. i know it's not exactly the season for avocados, but that never stops me. they are one of my favorite foods.
for dinner tonight, we had an even more fall-tastic meal ::
(fyi: recipe says it served 4 but it actually serves one. i doubled it. i don't think the gravy portion needs to be doubled however; we had plenty leftover.)
this was soooo tasty and so comforting. and not too heavy - in fact, i felt fantastic afterward.
may i recommend sweet potato gnocchi on the side? it was so perfect with it!
especially with a brown butter/cinnamon/brown sugar/sage sauce.
absolutely divine. i didn't use a recipe for the sauce, but here's a good reference.
oh and i almost forgot about this old favorite. i just can't leave it out ::
i blogged about this recipe once before, but it is my favorite way to use butternut squash
(particularly because it is the only way my hubby will eat it - he usually hates squash)
the butternut squash sauce is a great healthy alternative to a cream sauce.
it is creamy and flavorful without all the calories.
i added some crushed red pepper to it for a little kick.
hope you get the chance to try one or all of these out!
enjoy the tastes of fall before it leaves us!