Fall, the year’s last and loveliest smile.
Except here in England we call it autumn, and in parts of America it’s more like high summer than fall. In Orange County, Southern California, the temperature hit 100 degrees this week and the U.S. National Weather Service has an on-going Excessive Heat Warning for that part of the world.
Meanwhile, where I live in the North of England it’s about 55 degrees and distinctly autumnal, dull, grey and wet, so hot comfort food is a good idea for me.
First up this week is Joanne Schweitzer, from No Plate Like Home, who brings us this cheesy ham and turkey noodle casserole. This is a brilliant dish if you have leftover ham or leftover turkey, or both…. you know what? This is a brilliant dish whichever way you look at it.
Cheesy Ham and Turkey Noodle Casserole
If you are vegetarian, or perhaps vegan, then you will love the whole food recipes from Cookie + kate, (Cookie is the dog). This week we have a hearty vegetable paella, which you should be able to make in an hour, but as most of that time is just leaving the dish alone in the oven, you can get on with other things while your paella is cooking. (I’m pretty certain this is a vegan recipe.)
Kitchen Gadget lover Diane, from Dianes Kitchen, has what I think is a fairly quick and delicious recipe for a chicken gnocchi soup, and if you think this doesn’t look like it’s a warming dish for a blustery fall evening, then there’s no pleasing some people… hahahahaha
Chicken Gnocchi Soup
This is another great looking recipe for a really warming and hearty soup. From Elise Bauer at Simply Recipes we have this one-pot chicken and rice soup. (It should really be chicken, rice, and lots of vegetables.) I love one-pot dishes, and you should be able to make this fall recipe within the hour.
One-Pot Chicken and Rice Soup
One big thing about the fall, (autumn), is that it’s time to dig out your slow cooker / crockpot from the back of whatever cupboard it’s been in all summer long. Tieghan, at Half Baked Harvest, has a brilliant vegetarian / vegan slow cooker dish; slow cooker potato and cauliflower curry. This is perhaps a 5 hour cooking time dish, so you may want to have your slow cooker on while you are at work, (get a timer).
Slow Cooker Potato and Cauliflower Curry
In the autumn and winter I like roasted vegetables, (with whatever entree, or just with chopped bacon). I have included this recipe from Dana at Minimalist Baker, just because I was so damn intrigued. Dana says that these oil-free roasted vegetables totally work. I haven’t tried this recipe as yet, but I certainly will this weekend. Obviously this is another vegan dish.
Oil-Free Roasted Vegetables
For those of us who like recipe collections, Andrea at Cooking with a Wallflower has her favorite fall inspired recipes 2017, including this delicious looking and sounding chicken pot pie with garlic cheddar biscuits. My mouth is watering.
Chicken Pot Pie with Garlic Cheddar Biscuits
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