Folks, it’s almost fall, I write this to you from outside (where I almost need long sleeves) and it’s already solidly September. Labor Day has come and gone, school is in session, and when I get home from work it’s nearly dark out. Fall is on us, and I can’t pretend I’m not excited. We’ve had the windows open for days, and it’s been a delight. Our garden is starting to fruit (jalapeños, bell peppers, all the basil, and tomatoes!) and we’re so excited for a new season. So here’s what we’ve got:
We’ve got some delicious things on the docket for this month, now that the oven can come on again without eating popsicles in the corner of another room wondering when dinner will be done.
This Tofu Stir Fry we made recently had bok choy and I would gladly throw in Brussels sprouts and snap peas in a heart beat. It’s already been made again around these parts and is quickly becoming one of our fave things. Use the protein of your choice – we used pork last time!
We’ve been into dessert lately (OK, we’re always into dessert) and this Pear Crisp is no exception. We’ve started seeing pears around and we are THRILLED.
Looking for something more savory but still want to involve fruit? Try this Hunger Games-inspired Apple Tart. It’s got caramelized onions. It’s got goat cheese. It’s got rosemary. It’s got heart. It’s basically perfect.
There’s something about end-of-summer corn that really lights up my eyes, and now that the nights are a little cooler, this Corn Chowder is definitely going to be made. I’m getting my hands on all the corn on the cob I can before the season’s over.
What are you guys cooking this month? Any good, solid go-tos that have made their way into your rotations?