Food on Friday ~ Autumn

Autumn carries gold in its breath

Call it Autumn, or call it the Fall, now is the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.  The days are shortening, the wind is a little colder, and the trees are covered in beaten gold, copper, and brown.

Perhaps this is also a time to change our recipes as the fresh, local ingredients drift from summer fruits to the richer fare of Autumn.  This is no longer the time to try and keep that svelte bikini figure, perhaps now we can allow for that extra pound or two that will make our fall wardrobe fit a little better. So, here is a selection of recipes which may tempt you as this season for reflection begins.

First up this week is Tifanny from Creme de la Crumb who offers us something very warming for when the autumn nights draw in; instant pot roast and potatoes.  I really like the instant part.

Instant Pot Roast and Potatoes

From Heather Christo we have this beautiful roasted butternut squash soup, which is vegan, and these days that’s a good thing.  This recipe is also a good thing for those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving.

Vegan Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Minimalist Baker has a perfect recipe for the fall; 1 hour fall pot pies.  This is a 10 ingredient dish that we really can make in just an hour,and these are vegan too.

Vegan 1 Hour Fall Pot Pies

We seem to be hitting a vegan / vegetarian theme this week, because Half Baked Harvest’s September 23rd post, (the date of the equinox), was herby buttered mushroom stroganoff.  I’m guessing that it would be pretty easy to turn this 30 minute recipe into a vegan dish.

Herby Buttered Mushroom Stoganoff

Back to our soup menu, (and who doesn’t like a warming soup on a chilly autumn evening), and Claudia Cash at Simply Recipes offers her 11 best soups to make in the Fall.  I am especially intrigued by this recipe for baked potato soup ~ just how fabulous does that sound!  I’m especially glad that bacon features in this dish.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

We have gone really crazy with our final collection for this week, from Country Living magazine; 70 Fall recipes you’ll want to make all season long.  Totally ignoring the shaved Brussels sprouts salad, (yuck), I’ve picked out this easy sheet pan chicken with sweet potatoes apples and Brussels sprouts, from Erin Clarke at Well Plated by Erin.

Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes Apples and Brussels Sprouts


jack collier

perfect for fall

hot maple apple cider

17 responses

  1. Yes, I’m in cooking mode. Made banana bread and french toast casserole yesterday. Froze some banana bread slices for work. I have butternut squash so going to check out that recipes. Thank-you!

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    1. Hey! You’re very welcome 💞💞

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  2. It’s a day of cooking here in my neck of the woods! A perfect day as well, rain is on the way. So I’m going to cook my favorites that I chose from your post, and then take the finished products to my neighbors! Take care!

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    1. Sounds wonderful.
      What a good day to be your neighbour.
      ❤ ❤

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  3. All these recipes look wonderful. I’m definitely going to try the pot pies. I love mushroom stroganoff! (Although I do use a little sour cream so it’s not vegan.)

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    1. Good for you. ❤
      I'll bet there is a vegan version of sour cream out there somewhere.

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  4. Beautiful spread of Autumn recipies. Everything looks yummy 🤗

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    1. Thanks, I’m glad you’ve enjoyed reading. Now, how about some cooking 😉

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      1. Yes, I loved your recipies, will surely try out someday 😀

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  5. Autumn is giving us so many good foods 🙂
    Everything looks so delicious 🙂

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    1. I think I’m going to start my autumn fare with some warming soups. 😉

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      1. I’m living always in summer but I do enjoy them too 🙂

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  6. And I was finally going to get some much needed R&R this weekend! Now it looks like I’ll be cooking up a few of these scrumptious recipes! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Get into that kitchen, and enjoy yourself Sweetheart. ❤

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      1. Ha! I sure will Saturday! I love cooking for my friends! I make a mean potato soup! Jack, I found your stories to be very heartfelt. Surround yourself with beauty!?🌹☀️That’s what I do to balance my living. And I find beauty so easily now! 😊 There is so much negativity in the world right now it is a wonderful how we are surviving? Good days, bad days, Keep your chin up! You’ve got this! Fluff up your pillow and rest easy.😊

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  7. Mmmm I definitely bookmarked a few of these recipes! They look divine. Well done! 🙂

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    1. I am intrigued by the loaded baked potato soup. 😉

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