Chilly fall weather began for North Texas last week. We saw our last 90 degrees plus day followed quickly by sharp temperature drops. In my home that meant the McCormick Menagerie (3 dogs and a cat) had a sharp uptick in their food needs. They would chow down on their dinner in record time and then wander around the kitchen giving me hopeful looks.
The menagerie aren’t the only ones wanting a bit more from their food. Cold weather makes me long for warm, hearty meals that feed my body and comfort my spirit. I’m betting that you are feeling the same thing. So to help you warm yourself and your family, here are five fall recipes you can make.
Black Bean Chili is made from ingredients I always keep in the house (ground meat, yellow onions, black beans, etc.) so I can manage to get a meal on the table within 60 minutes, start to finish.
Homemade jellies are a nifty way to add flavor to toast or biscuits. Mot jellies today are made with berries but our foremothers were more creating with the flavors they preserved.
Not long ago I saw a recipe for granola that got me to thinking of trying my hand at a tasty mixture. Here’s my take on everyone’s favorite food for breakfast or snacks.
When the weather is cold outside, nothing quite warms you up like a hearty stew. This recipe uses cubes of lamb as the main protein but you could substitute in beef chunks.
Trail cooks probably didn’t have Tater Tots but if they did I would imagine they would approve of this hearty recipe. With a mushroom-sour cream sauce this layered dish will satisfy the appetite of any little buckaroos in your home.