This week, my husband was visiting Seattle and he offered to take me along. I agreed instantly since I’ve heard that it’s constantly raining in Seattle (I LOVE the rain, it makes me VERY, VERY happy).
Seattle was truly wonderful; I could spend the rest of my life shopping the produce at Pike Place Market or stuffing face at The Crumpet Shop or have bottle after bottle of wine on the deck of The Pink Door. Seattle is also very pretty on the eyes with lush greenery all around and picturesque views of the snow-capped Mount Rainier. While there was no rain whatsoever (not even a cloud in sight), it was certainly cool enough to be meatloaf-and-mashed-potatoes-with-gravy kind of weather.
(See more photos here)
Back in the San Francisco Bay Area, the days are slowly starting to get shorter and the evenings cooler. Just as I was getting a hang of what to do with summer produce, it’s time to welcome this season’s entrants.
A few weeks ago while shopping for groceries, I came across butternut squash and I knew I HAD to pair it with sage, browned butter and some pasta at the earliest. That led me to hunt down more recipes to usher in Fall and some recipes that let me hold on to Summer just a little bit longer.
Here they are, I hope you enjoy them!
1. One Pot Creamy Pumpkin Pasta
Recipe courtesy: www.kitchentreaty.com
It’s got pumpkin and pasta and it’s easy to make! It would be a crime not to make this. Click here for the recipe.
2. Mediterranean Chicken Sausage with Chickpea Salad
Recipe courtesy: www.healthyrecipeecstasy.com
Comfort food ingredients with a bold flavour. You should have most of these ingredients at hand as well. Perfect for a midweek dinner. Get the recipe here.
3. Easy Lemon Chicken Potato Casserole
Recipe courtesy: www.gimmesomeoven.com
I had to include something with potatoes. Mouthwatering, right? Here’s the recipe.
4. Creamy Roasted Tomato & Basil Soup
Recipe courtesy: www.spoonforkbacon.com
This. With freshly baked crusty bread and olive oil. Recipe here.
5. Sautéed Mushrooms with Toasted Flatbread and Baked Eggs
Recipe courtesy: www.marthastewart.com
An easy, one-pot vegetarian dinner with eggs and toasty croutons. Yum! For the recipe, click here.