…because let’s face it, food pretty much makes this season.
- Make Chicken & Dumplings Soup — I LOVE chicken and dumplings soup, and I’ve made it before but it wasn’t that awesome. This recipe from Smitten Kitchen got great reviews though, so I can’t wait to give it a whirl.
- Make Beef Bourguignon — My sister-in-law gave me a French cookbook for my birthday, and I want to try this recipe first!
- Make my favorite Chicken Tortilla Soup — Probably my favorite soup recipe. Can’t wait to bring it back into the rotation!
- Cook something fabulous for Thanksgiving (not sure what yet) — any ideas on this one?
- Chicken pot pie — I freaking love chicken pot pie, sincerely. I will probably make lots of vegetarian pot pies this Fall and Winter, but I need to make at least one with chicken!
- Make homemade chocolate donuts — doesn’t this recipe from Jenny Steffens look like the bomb? I think it would be the perfect breakfast food for a chilly Saturday morning of football watching. One of my favorite things to do in Fall is prepare a yummy breakfast while The Roommate camps out on the couch watching College Gameday. Isn’t that weird? Maybe it’s because we get to hang out, but I don’t actually have to watch the show because I’m spending most of my time in the kitchen?
- Brussels sprouts — I can’t explain it but I just love Brussels sprouts! I’m excited for them to be back in season!
- Vanilla cappuccinos — it’s still not quite cool enough for my vanilla cappuccinos. They really taste best when it’s pretty chilly and you can just cup your hands around the mug and enjoy every single sip!
- Make popovers — these are a staple at my family’s holiday meals, but I’ve never made them by myself. I think it’s high time I mastered this holiday essential! This looks like a good recipe, but I’ll probably use my mom’s.
- Chicken Tikka Masala — I love tikka masala at restaurants, so I want to see if I can come up with my own at home.
Oddly enough, a lot of these recipes have meat in them. I guess meat is just a Fall kind of food, so hearty, hot, and full of flavor! I still still cook almost exclusively vegetarian meals at our house, but I do occasionally eat meat out at restaurants. Like I’ve always said, this has never been an all or nothing thing. I love to base as much of my meals around vegetables as I can, but cutting meat out entirely (and by the way, I consider fish meat) has just been an impossibility for me so far. We’ll see what happens though.