Autumn is just one of those seasons that involves special foods and dishes that we don’t necessarily enjoy other times of the year. And you know we could never just pass up the opportunity for a culinary celebration of all the fall foods! Two weeks ago we shared 17 Autumn Desserts that are sure to delight, and last week it was 14 Flavorful Fall Sides. As much as we might like to just have sides and desserts, main dishes are pretty important when it comes to dinner, so today we give you 9 Savory Autumn Main Dishes.
I hope you are getting to enjoy a taste of fall in your part of the world. Between cooler temperatures and leaves on the brink of turning from the greens of summer to the vibrant brights of autumn, we’re ready to welcome all that is fall around here! Last week I shared 17 Autumn Desserts with you and today let’s talk sides. These 14 Flavorful Fall Sides to be exact …
Autumn Appetizers to whet your appetite
Do you ever do something that just makes you so pleased with yourself? That’s how I feel about creating this salad!
To me, this Honey Crisp Kale Chopped Salad couldn’t get any better. I hope you feel the same way. I do hope you’ll go to your kitchen and give it a try!
This idea came to me in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep. It’s a simple salad, with just a few healthy ingredients – kale, honey crisp apples, and a few dressing ingredients. The dressing doesn’t even have to be mixed separately. I just drizzled each ingredient over the salad and tossed. So easy!
This is the type of salad I could eat forever!
Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more…] about Honey Crisp Kale Chopped Salad with Apple Cider Dressing
I could have sworn that I had a recipe for Apple Salad on my blog. In fact, at Thanksgiving time, I started to make it to take to a gathering and the first thing I did was look search the recipe on the site. Nothing.
So I snapped a few photos and I’m just now getting around to posting the recipe. This one is great for holiday dinners like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, but it’s so easy that you can also serve it up on a plain old Tuesday night.
If you’re dishing it up for weeknight dinner, use the ingredients you have on hand. Feel free to skip the pineapple, pecans or grapes.
The recipe is really more method than exact measurements, but the two ingredients that make the dressing are key. Those are also the two ingredients I can never remember, hence the reason I was searching my blog for the recipe.
Since my search yielded nothing, I called my mom, of course. Now that I’ve got the recipe posted we can all find it here and talk to our moms about something else.
Easy Apple Salad
Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more…] about Easy Apple Salad
This slow cooker recipe from Kate sounds amazing! Don’t be afraid to try the sauerkraut. I’ve found that in recipes it isn’t nearly as “krauty” as it is when you have it straight from the jar or can.
Apple season is my favorite. As soon as they start appearing in the market, they start working their way into every meal I can possibly squeeze them into. This is one of our standard fall dinners.
Apples pair so well with kielbasa. The potatoes bulk up the slaw to make the whole dish more filling and the sauerkraut adds a great bite. The whole thing just tastes like fall and couldn’t be easier! If you’re looking for a simple, seasonal dish, this is a great go-to.
To make it, you’ll only need a few simple ingredients:
Slow Cooker Kielbasa with Potato-Apple Slaw
- 3 large potatoes shredded
- 3 Gala apples peeled and shredded
- 1 15 oz. can sauerkraut drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup sherry cooking wine
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 lb. kielbasa coin-sliced
- In the slow cooker, toss together the shredded potato, shredded apple and rinsed sauerkraut.
- Stir in cooking wine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If it's still too bitter, stir in a teaspoon or two of sugar.
- Stir in sliced kielbasa.
- Cook on low for 6 hours.
Kate is a home cook and new mom from New Jersey. In addition to sharing recipes with Eat at Home readers, she blogs her cooking adventures at Kate’s Recipe Box. When she’s not in the kitchen, you can find her reading or tending to her garden.