If you are like me, you can’t help but wonder where this year has gone. We just slid right into Fall a few days ago. Seriously, did Spring and Summer even exist? We are into the last few months of 2018. Sigh! I am ok with Fall though. It just happens to be one of my favorite seasons. From the nice cool weather and the beautiful colorful leaves to the festivals and fairs, and yes, yes…football! We are a football family! Football for us, means gathering, coaching the teams (because we know more than the paid coaches), and eating!!! Throw in some apple picking and hands down fall is all about food and fun- (I threw in a throwback pic of some apple picking fun).
I want to share with you my top 5 favorite Fall recipes. Some are a classic in my home and others…well, they are just my favorite and my family could care less.
First up is a recipe that my husband actually stumbled upon in the Charlotte Observer a few years ago- Chicken Tortilla Soup. What I love most about this recipe is that it is very low maintenance and the crock pot does most of the work (plus, the quick-grab rotisserie chicken, really does the trick).
My second favorite recipe is one that I recently stumbled upon….Loaded Nachos (Pioneer Woman). I can’t say enough about Ree Drummond. She is my kind of girl. I love this recipe because of all of the colors that somehow remind me of the Fall leaves. Plus, a colorful plate really is an appealing plate! I use ground turkey and it tastes just as good.
Next up is a Skillet Granola- Apple Crisp recipe from Food Network. Fall is all about apple picking so any recipe that calls for apples, are perfect. Plus, I love pumpkin spice anything!
The next one to make my list is a recipe for Roasted Vegetables that I found on Pioneer Woman (did I mention that Ree Drummond is my girl- Ha). I love the simplicity of the recipe, and I have added several other vegetables and each time, the taste never disappoints. The beautiful colors create a beautiful plate!
The final recipe to make my top 5 Fall recipe list is a Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken recipe that I found on WebMd a while back. I love the slow cooker because dinner can be cooking while you are going about your day. Also, it gives extra time for the spices to marinate slowly. Yum!! Lemon…garlic….chicken….need I say more?!
We better buckle up our seat belts because this year is flying by. Let’s try to somehow enjoy this season and each day with those we love. I would love to gather more fall recipes so please share your favorite!