Happy Friday! Lately my friends and I have been doing a lot of cooking and baking. Even tonight, I have plans to whip up some butternut squash ravioli and a fall salad! ‘Tis the season, am I right? I thought it would be fun to select five of our favorite recipes thus far. Most of our “family dinners” start off with cheese and crackers (warm brie is a fan favorite) and consist of a few dishes always with a warmed loaf of multigrain bread. And who can forget about dessert?!
You can’t go wrong with roasted vegetables…ever. I promise, they taste like candy! We’ve done a spread with Brussels sprouts, rainbow carrots, sweet potatoes, and apples before, but also roasting beets, parsnips, and purple or gold potatoes would add some beautiful flavor, texture, and color. Spice with a little thyme and maple syrup (or if you want to go even simpler, olive oil, salt, and pepper work just fine!) and toss into the oven for about 40 minutes at 380 degrees.
This recipe, made with shaved Brussels sprouts, was a true hit! For sweetness, you add dates and what results is something light, zesty, and scrumptious. Most ingredients should be in your kitchen already — perfect for college students!
I have to say a big reason (there are so many though, truly) I love autumn is because of squash. Acorn, spaghetti, butternut — consider me a squash fiend! I’m hoping to make this salad again because I loved it so much — it’s warm and comforting. The vinaigrette is versatile as well — we used the leftover dressing throughout the week on other salads.
A sweeter twist on a savory classic, we were pleasantly surprised how delightful this vegetarian option was. If you want a break from chicken or red meat, this is a fun way to do it! I recommend making a side a more savory option to balance the flavors out.
I’ve raved about pumpkin bread and all pumpkin spice items, but the underrated cousin of pumpkin bread is definitely applesauce bread. Jacqueline made this for us all, and it was truly addicting! We demolished half a loaf as dessert in probably 5 minutes. The flavor is subtle, but tastes like fall — cinnamon and spices make all the difference. Because it’s made with apple sauce, it’s especially moist too — and so, so yummy.
Do you have a favorite fall recipe or one you want to try? Link in below, so I can see!
Photo taken from 31 Daily.