My favorite season of all, is FALL. I just love it. I get so excited when I feel the weather changing. Is there anything better?
1. The sports: Fantasy football and actual football (sadly I still get my hopes up for the Bruins and the 49ers year after year…)
2. The weather: crisp without the MAJOR brrr of winter (perfect running conditions)
3. The holidays: Halloween AND my birthday 😀
4. The veggies: time to clean the
cobwebs pots and pans out of the oven (woohoo for seasonal squash)
Speaking of seasonal cooking…I ADORE my new cookbook, Clean Food by Terry Walters because of the way it’s divided. So clever. All through summer I was eyeing the “autumn” section, just waiting for the stores to start stocking all the delish ingredients.
(L to R) Parsnips, crimini mushrooms, rutabaga, purple turnip, brussel sprouts, yams, carrots. AMOR.
And just to prove it’s not $$$ when you shop in season, here’s part of my bill.
(family size) spinach $2.99
(horse) carrots $0.86
(the biggest ever) yams $4.82
(baby) carrots $1.49
turnip & rutabaga $2.06 *the checker didn’t know the difference so they’re represented together on the bill
Considering I bought the HUGEST tubers I could find, this wasn’t too shabby, huh? What’s more, I used less than half of these purchases for dinner, and even after Kyle and I each had seconds, there were still leftovers. Talk about stretching your dollar.
Food prep. So pretty I had to take a picture.
I wanted nothing more than a heaping plate of veggies for dinner.
Even though I have NO QUALMS with having a truck-load of veggies as my entire course, I did have a hankering for some nooch, too. So I recreated my cheese sauce from a few days ago, and drizzled it all over.
Food Porn 😀
What’s your favorite season? Why?