September! Back to school! Temperatures lowering enough that we can finally (maybe) turn the air conditioning off! Apples and Brussels sprouts galore! Moving to California has made me really, really love fall – I love the temperatures getting back to somewhere in the pants-weather, I love all of the food, and I love putting cinnamon in/on everything. Here’s what we got going on this month:
Stone Fruit – Peaches & Plums
So what to make? Well first of all, I am so into crisp/crumble right now.
This Pear Crisp is perfect for the start of cooler nights and makes a great party dessert (but also reheats swimmingly.) You can use stone fruit if that’s what you got, too, crips are forgiving and magical like that.
I am into baking right now, so you’ll have to forgive me, but up next guys, you need this Apple Bread.
This just tastes like fall. It’s a great dessert, but you can also enjoy it as a snack or as a breakfast – the choice is yours. Either way it’s great reheated and good paired with ice cream, butter, or just on its own.
Now, onto the (somewhat) healthier. HAHA jk actually put bacon all over everything. You can leave the bacon off, but live a little, eh? This Brussels Sprout Hash is a fave over here, and a great fall side, bacon or not.
This Pumpkin Lentil Soup is great for cooler nights, and you can throw in some broccoli or potatoes or corn in addition to the ingredients I originally made it with. This might be one I pull out and make to fit in the freezer for when the baby shows up for dinner.
So there you go – what to make this month and this fall to enjoy the delicious produce that’s around now. Stay tuned for October – I can’t wait for a whole season of my fave things. As a side note, Baby Charlie is coming any moment now (I am 38 weeks!) so if I go quiet for a bit, that’s why. Can’t wait to introduce you guys to her and start cooking some good baby dishes!