Are You Ready For Fall Foods?

Summer is just about over and I’m sure you have been bombarded with the with the love of pumpkins and every pumpkin flavored items you can imagine. Are you getting excited? It’s time to pull out your slow cookers and gather your soup recipes, fall is here and it’s all about comfort food. It’s the time of year when the slow cooker makes itself a permanent fixture on your kitchen counter. Do you have favorite slow cooker recipes that you and your family love to make?
IMG_5017-0.JPG
Pumpkins- A very large berry, yes we said berry. But like a tomato it’s also recognized as a vegetable. You can use it in pies, cakes, breads, smoothies, cookies, stews, soups or just roast it; either way is a very delicious treat.
Sweet Potatoes & Yams- Did you know that there is a difference? Some people don’t and that’s perfectly okay. They are perfect for baking, adding into a pie, roasting or even adding them to a cold salad; change it up and make a harvest sweet potato salad.
Butternut Squash- This is another hidden gem that can be roasted, steamed, put into a salad or even made into a soup. Add it into your pasta, some slaw or even roast it with some Parmesan cheese on top. You’ll love the creamy texture and it’s filling too.
Eggplant- This is one of my fall favorites. I love it because around mid-September to mid-October I can always count on my grandpa making some eggplant parmesan.
These are just some of the fall foods that we will enjoy for the next few months. What are some of your fall favorites?
 2013-03-12 15.11.49
Another thing we love about the fall is…it’s canning season!!! So every fall my grandparents go out and pick, apples, peaches, and tomatoes. Then they come home and begin the canning process. They stock the pantry with tomato soup, applesauce and peaches. We will eat off these all year. As kids we would get excited because we love the home-made applesauce (it’s chunky and has less sugar). The soup has okra, and corn in it and pairs well with a grilled cheese sandwich. We also use the peaches for preserves or to pour over ice cream, make a pie or a cobbler. Writing all these has me thinking of my childhood, I may need to go call my grandparents. Do you have activities and recipes that you do every fall with your family?

About Southern Roots Kitchen

A writer who loves to share her experiences in the kitchen.

38 Responses to Are You Ready For Fall Foods?

  1. Kari Ann says:

    Eggplant and Sweet Potatoes are my absolute favorite fall foods! I have never been into Pumpkin but I should probably give it a try.

  2. Oooh, eggplant! I miss the orchard apple picking and apples back east, but welcome a lot of cooler weather out here on the west coast. I think I will have to stop by a seasonal restaurant in the area and see their fall offerings.

  3. The food is one of my favorite things about fall. I love pumpkin and apple everything. Pumpkin cheesecake is definitely at the top of my list of fall yummies.

    Brooke @ Brooke Blogs
    #blogelina #commentathon
    Brooke Bumgardner (Brooke Blogs) recently posted…The Courtlight Series by Terah Edun – Library Announcement Blast @tedunwrites @MyShelfAndIMy Profile

  4. Oh wow, I’ve never heard of a pumpkin being referred to as a berry – learn something new every day. I would like to be a little adventurous with butternut squash this season, I have not made enough things with it. I’ve made pumpkin and sweet potato soups on several different occasions.
    Yona Williams recently posted…11 Gift Ideas for a BloggerMy Profile

  5. Tanya says:

    Fall is my favorite time of year, and fall related recipes make it even more enjoyable for me. 🙂

  6. cher says:

    We go to the pumpkin patch every year!

  7. Jesska says:

    Awww these are such cute autumn activities! I need to think up some family traditions! Thank you for sharing 🙂 xxxx
    Jesska recently posted…An Ode to Maybelline 24 Hour LipstickMy Profile

  8. I love Autumn, but it’s mostly because I enjoy being outdoors and seeing the leaves change colors. Indoors, I love mulled wine and pumpkin pie!
    Kara @ La Vida Frugal recently posted…Santa Fe? No Way!My Profile

  9. Marissa says:

    I love pumpkin pie! Had no idea it was a berry! I would have guessed squash. Speaking of squash, my kids love when I roast acorn squash. Yum!
    Marissa recently posted…Best Potty Training Songs for Toddlers During Potty TrainingMy Profile

  10. When I lived up North Fall was my favorite season. The changing colors of the leaves, colder weather, hoodies and jeans, and cozy fires. Now, I live in Florida, where you do not go pumpkin picking from an actual field, there is no apple picking, and chilly nights are few and far between. That does not stop me from loving pumpkin, peach, and apple everything though! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Pamela says:

    I think I’m a foodie so I’m ready to eat some delicious fall foods. I’m actually making a crockpot recipe tomorrow. So hopefully it turns out well. That’s pretty much what I do in the fall and winter is stay in and eat lol.
    Pamela recently posted…Paid ViewpointMy Profile

  12. I absolutely LOVE the fall season and all that comes with it, including comfort food! I’m huge into soup and could eat it every day of the year, but its particularly satisfying to eat in the fall when the crispness reurns to the air. Although I don’t can food, I grew up with grandparents who canned peaches, pears, and tomatoes as well. What great memories of participating in the canning process, and enjoying hte spoils of all of that hard work all year ’round. Thanks for prompting me to recollect those awesome memories! #commentathon

  13. Karen says:

    It’s so fun to cook with seasonal food. My family loves Pumpkin recipes, and the farm near us has an abundance on hand, so I’ve been baking away 🙂
    Karen recently posted…Spark Blast $100 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash {Ends 10/16/15}My Profile

  14. chaitali says:

    Other than sweet potato I’m not much fond of the other vegetables on the list. It’s fun to cook with seasonal produce though.
    chaitali recently posted…Quirky Habits of Famous WritersMy Profile

  15. Lindsey says:

    I started making crock pot soups September 1st! Haha I love this time of year and all of the pumpkin foods and the cooler weather!
    Lindsey recently posted…Favorite ScarvesMy Profile

  16. Ashley says:

    Crock potting and pumpkin pies! I’m going to be investing in a new crock pot finally this year. No more re-glueing my lid handle on and constantly watching to make sure it stays on haha.
    Ashley recently posted…When is buying an essential oils wholesale membership worth the moneyMy Profile

  17. I LOVE fall – it’s my favorite season of the year, and I love fall food especially. My favorite thing to make is anything apple-related – pies, cobblers, tarts, etc. But I also love Pumpkin Spice Frappucinos! 🙂 I wish I was better at canning – I have four little ones under-foot and so I don’t always get to it. But I’m sure it is a great tradition!

  18. Fall is such a fun season in our home! We easily justify cooking fall foods as a simple way to take the chill out of the air. Thanks for the new recipes to add to my collection.
    Denise Murray Wong recently posted…Our Homeschool Happenings with The Moodsters FeelingsDetectives #GiveawayMy Profile

  19. Karen says:

    Our family loves to make pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread, apple pies, and upside down peach cake. I really look forward to the fall season and for the craft fairs~. There are so many things to do and bake! 🙂

  20. I’m ready for everything that fall has to offer. Food. Fair. Festivals. Fun! #commentathon
    Jay | Relaxed Thairapy recently posted…KeraVada Review [Fenugreek Hair Oil]My Profile

  21. Donna says:

    I just love the fall! I can’t wait to start making soups and stews. Mmmmmmmmm. I have always wanted to can but haven’t yet. Maybe someday…… Great post 🙂

  22. Jeryl M. says:

    I don’t really like fall foods all that much including all the traditional Thanksgiving foods.
    Jeryl M. recently posted…Funtivity Friday – Art Project: Indian HeadbandMy Profile

  23. Tina Collins says:

    Apart from the sweet potatoes I’m not keen on the rest of the veggies! But, maybe I’ve not had them in good dishes. I do love apples though especially when they’re made into cider 🙂
    Tina Collins recently posted…4 Recommended Ways To Treat Sand Colic In HorsesMy Profile

  24. Tracy says:

    I LOVE anything and EVERYTHING Fall! I wish I could find a place to live that was Fall year round – I would be in Heaven! 🙂 I am one who uses my crockpots year round – I have 4 currently and wanting to buy another one but haven’t found the right one yet – LOL Thanks for sharing! #blogelinacommentathon

  25. Shauna S. says:

    Yes, I am so ready for fall everything. Pumpkin spice latte and beer. Apple fritters and apple picking. I’m so excited for this season.
    Shauna S. recently posted…Create Your Own Fabric With SpoonflowerMy Profile

  26. I am so ready for Fall foods. I fixed some soup in the summer and it just didn’t feel quite right.
    MsCrookedHalo recently posted…My life of frustrating successMy Profile

  27. Pingback: Blogelina Commentathon – Group E | Blogelina

  28. I definitely enjoy baking more in the fall. I’ve never really gotten into the swing of canning things, but I’m game to try it again. We adore everything with butternut squash!
    Kari @The He Said She Said Experience recently posted…Fashion Desk: 2015 Emmy AwardsMy Profile

  29. Erica says:

    Fall in my house means more carbs! i begin to crave them when the weather turns cooler.

    #commentathon

    Erica
    Erica recently posted…How to Be On Time For School (Free Printable)My Profile

  30. Erin says:

    I am ready for the cooler weather of fall just not the winter that follows it! Sadly my family doesn’t like squash of just about any variety. I guess that means more for me.
    Erin recently posted…YWAM PublishingMy Profile

  31. Charity says:

    I love fall and the foods that come with it – although I admit, I don’t usually limit those foods to fall! 😀 We enjoy our favorites year-round regardless.
    Charity recently posted…Where Do You Listen to Music?My Profile

  32. Shann Eva says:

    I love Fall, and all the foods that come with it . I want to take my boys to the orchard soon, so we can load up on apples and other fresh goodies .I also love eggplant…especially in eggplant parmesan . Yum!

  33. Jamie says:

    YUM – I love the foods of Fall. I so wish that I could get my husband to enjoy pumpkin and other squash as much as I do. Hard to make those parts of the meal, when he won’t eat them. 🙁

  34. Patti Barnes says:

    Fall is my favourite season. I love the foods, I love the smell of wood fires in the air, I love the cold bite in the wind. Our fall activity is to take long walks in the woods, kicking leaves and discovering what has changed.
    Patti Barnes recently posted…Relocation tips from our family to yours – #RBCFirstHomeMy Profile

  35. I love that Fall is approaching and all things pumpkin will be flying through the air! I am ready to pull out the slow cooker, bake cookies, and drink tons of coffee and hot cocoa this season. I simply adore Fall and al the amazing gifts of the season!

    @BlogelinaCommentathon
    Toiia L. Rukuni recently posted…How to start a Mommy/Lifestyle Blog for Beginners: The 5 Best StepsMy Profile

  36. Oh yes!! Autumn is my favourite season and already, here in London (UK), we’ve had cold nights that just beg for porridge oats first thing in the morning (with an addition of fresh apple and pear compote from our trees, with cinnamon). The slow cooker is already out, and so lots of dishes with butternut squash and sweet potatoes are being dished up … ‘tho I never use eggplants (known as aubergines on this side of the Big Pond) in slow cookers, preferring to use those in Persian dishes.

    Thank you for reminding me of the joys of Autumnal cooking – and eating!

    With blessings, Callie (CreaTEAvity) #blogelina
    Callie (CreaTEAvity) Carling recently posted…3 simple ways to integrate ‘Deep Play’ into each dayMy Profile

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.