We’ve had a bit of a heat spell here this last week, so not much Fall cooking or baking took place. That’s ok! We had some cooler weather a little bit ago and looking at the forecast, we’ll have some coming up as well. I absolutely love it when the weather does drop, to spend hours upon hours in the kitchen. I find it so therapeutic to cook and bake for my beautiful little family. Food is a major love language of mine! When the cool temps come, bring on the warm and cozy comfort foods!
All time favorite Fall comfort (read, not healthy) food? Mac & Cheese. I am obsessed with the best ever, and I mean EVER mac and cheese: Over the Rainbow Mac & Cheese by Patti LaBelle. It was a chilly Sunday a few weeks back, so hubby smoked some babyback ribs and slathered them in BBQ and while I didn’t have all 7 cheeses (yes, you read that correctly!) I did have cheddar & velveeta so I made do…plus I had half and half and wow. Kids didn’t like it; I’m wondering who’s children they are??? But Joe and I really enjoyed!
Who doesn’t love chili on a cold day? If you’re looking for a healthy and filling meal, check this one out! Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chicken Quinoa Chili. It made a TON so I froze some for later. I will admit, I was the only one who ate it. Joe can’t do all that fiber and the kids didn’t like the flavor.
Pizza Pasta Bake They loved that it looked and tasted like a pizza! It was a nice way to use up some pasta and cheese.
And an oldie but goodie, 2 (or 3) ingredient muffins~
1 box of spice cake
1 can of pumpkin
Stir pumpkin & boxed cake in a bowl, spoon into muffin tin. Bake at 325 degrees for 18-20 minutes. I top with chocolate chips because why not?!