welcome to autumn

September 23, 2011

Did you notice that Autumn officially arrived this week? No? If you’re American then maybe you’re one of those people who feels like the jig is up come Labor Day. I prefer to hang onto Summer with my stubby little nails, risking frostbite and hypothermia for the opportunity to still wear skirts and sleeveless tops.

I’ve embraced the shift a bit more this year though. Plus it’s chilly! I might have learned my lesson about dressing appropriately finally (my mum will be so pleased, you can’t imagine) and am heroically dressed in ankle boots, skirt, and tights as I type this, huddled over a cup of hot tea.

I’m guessing that for the majority of you reading this post, Autumn Has Arrived. Official, like. So, here are some food ideas to get you super duper excited about all that’s to come. One thing I think we can all agree on is that Autumn in Eating for England Food Land looks decidedly…orange :)

1. Butternut Squash Bread

My number one, all-time favourite Autumnal recipe. This stuff genuinely can make me feel excited about it getting cold. Sweet pureed butternut squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice, walnuts. It does not get better, people.

2. Pumpkin Spice Latte

You’ll likely need one of these at your side, every night for the next 9 months (if you live in Minnesota) so get used to them. Lucky for all of us, it’s a super tasty recreation of the -ahem- famously branded concoction. And it won’t cost you $5 to make. Promise.

3. Baked Carrot and Parsnip Oven Fries

Root vegetables are about to become your best friend so my advice is to embrace them in the form of fries…with a chipotle aioli dipping sauce. Hell yeah.

4. Roasted Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup with Pumpkin Seeds

This soup is killer. People make it and then come and tell me they want to be best friends forever (which is totally fine with me, by the way). It’s creamy, spicy soup, and full of delicious root vegetable flavour. Make it now.

5. Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles

I have just taken care of Autumn weekend breakfasts for the next thirteen weeks. You are so very welcome.

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