Autumn is just around the corner! Soon every recipe will be pumpkin, cinnamon or apple. Ahh—I can’t wait! Autumn, too, represents hearty home cooking. Families are home for dinner more often, which means mom cooks more meals. But cooking doesn’t have to be elaborate. Here are several meals you can have on the table without much effort.
First and foremost, cook your family a pot roast. (https://www.cocoandash.com/pot-roast-2/) Choose whether you want a beef roast or a turkey roast (turkey roast is healthier). Then, purchase vegetables. I usually purchase carrots, potatoes and sometimes corn. Choose your vegetables dependent on what your family enjoys. Next, you can add a spice packet (such as an onion mix) that you get at the supermarket. Leave the slow cooker on low and it’s going to be ready by dinner time.
Another comfort food is chicken noodle casserole. (https://life-in-the-lofthouse.com/chicken-noodle-casserole/). In autumn, many families eat a lot of soup; it’s because we want our bodies to stay warm. But this recipe gives a different spin on chicken soup. Your family will be thrilled that you changed up your style of cooking. Shock their taste buds by fixing something with a bit more flavor. This meal, too, is perfect if you’re feeding a hungry crowd at your dinner table.
Pumpkin spice waffles (https://lovelylittlekitchen.com/pumpkin-spice-waffles/?utm_content=bufferf7e8e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=budgetbytesbuffer) is perfect as the weather starts to cool down. Bring this delicious spice into your home and let fall really begin. Pumpkin spice is a favorite among many throughout the entire year, but in waffles, it’s especially good. This is something that you has to be handmade. The store bought pumpkin waffles just don’t do the flavor justice.
Next, cook your family slow cooker pork chops with apples and sweet potatoes. (http://raisingwhasians.com/easy-crockpot-pork-chops-apples-sweet-potatoes/) This recipe screams autumn. Pork chops are a nutritious meat, while apples and sweet potatoes are both hearts healthy. This is going to be perfect comfort food for your family when the wind is howling outside or it’s a bitterly cold rain. Feed this warm food to your family with a side of crescent rolls and pumpkin butter. It’s going to be a delicious dinner!
What’s fall without hearty chili? (https://www.thecountrycook.net/chili-cornbread-and-birthday-fun/) There’s a chili recipe for just about everyone—whether you like turkey or beef (or no meat at all); whether you like a lot of spice of enjoying it bland. Find the chili recipe that works best for your family, but always serve it up with cornbread. This is going to warm up your family’s stomachs and give them the energy to be their best. If you find that your family doesn’t like your chili, well don’t give up. There is always another chili recipe you can try.
Finally, don’t forget to fix sweet potato casserole (http://www.pipandebby.com/pip-ebby/2015/12/5/sweet-potato-casserole#_a5y_p=4705897). Most people only fix this dish on Thanksgiving, but it can be enjoyed all throughout the year. Sweet potatoes are a cancer-fighting vegetable and they’re heart healthy. While this may be more of a side dish, pair it with a meat or a soup. It may also go well with a pasta dish, such as lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs. Your family will enjoy that you served them a hearty fall-related dish. And, you’ll enjoy that you’re helping them stay healthy.
While autumn is quickly sneaking up on us, get prepared by seeing these dishes to your family. They’re going to enjoy the hot meals and the family time.