It's something I used to post every Monday? How strange. Such distant memories.
Finally. They're back. Did you miss these posts? Because I did. But it seemed so silly to create a meal plan for the week while I was in Missouri. Obviously I wasn't cooking at home much. I did however continue to scour for recipes. But as I was gathering I realized I was having a really hard time letting go of summer meals. Tomatoes, zucchini, salads, berries....
But that all changed this morning.
I walked into the living room, pre-sunrise, cup of coffee in hand, sat down and realized the air blowing in the windows was cold. I promptly grabbed a sweatshirt and blanket, filled up my coffee and cozily crawled back onto the couch to check the weather. It was 56°! In 3 months 56° will feel like a heatwave but after 3 weeks in Missouri? It was a welcome treat.
So that's all it took. One chilly morning and I'm gung ho for fall.
While I realize it's still early September, my kitchen is going to think September 21st has arrived. Sweet potatoes, squash, apples, pumpkin...It's time.
Secret: I love curry. Yet I rarely make it.
Tomato Vegetable Curry with Cardamom Yogurt
-from Love and Lemons
Seriously? This looks delicious. Also, there are some fun facts in the post about black rice. It was originally served to royalty and therefore forbidden to everyone else. Who knew.
Asian Salmon Packets with Black Rice
So I told you I was struggling with the whole letting go of tomatoes thing. Well...I didn't quite let go. I couldn't. Not after seeing this. And breakfast for dinner? Yes, please.
Baked Tomatoes with Parmesan Cheese, Scrambled Eggs and Toast
-from White on Rice Couple
It's possible that I chose this dish purely based on its name. Tower of Power. Love it.
Veggie and Egg Tower of Power
-from My New Roots
This is the kind of dish that allows me to loosen my grip on summer veggies.
Roasted Acorn Squash with Fresh Greens, Farro, and Feta
-from A Couple Cooks
After neglecting my Homemade cookbook for far too long I decided it was time to dig back in. And this time I'm starting with a soup.
Sweet Potato Soup with Buttered Cashews
and just in case you aren't ready for fall...
you will be after this.
Chai Spice Granola
-from Cooking ala Mel
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
-from Healthful Pursuit
Chunky Apple Cake with Penuche Frosting
Roasted Pear, Gorgonzola, and Honey Toast
-from Naturally Ella
Chai Spiced Oatmeal with Cookie Butter
-from Honey, What's Cooking?
Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Nut Butter
-from The Healthy Foodie