Surprise post! I hadn’t planned on posting anything until I am back from my trip to Peru (less than 20 days away now!) but I got inspired by all the other food bloggers out there posting all their fabulous fall foods! Since my last post of lime basil no churn ice cream, I have been very busy. I’ve recreated some recipes to make a couple posts better – such as the garlicky Guinness glazed chicken sandwich (soooo good!) and the herb and spiced meatballs sautéed with navy beans (also amazing!). Also I cleaned up a few old posts, leaving the recipes the same, but adding better edited photos and pins. I clearly have learned a lot since starting this little hobby of mine. Lastly, I revamped the look of Chews and Brews – what do you think?! Better, worse, didn’t notice a difference?
While doing all of these updates I have been consistently pinning, probably my most active social media outlet, and I keep finding fabulous fall foods from everyone, which is why I decided to create this surprise, unplanned post of all my own fabulous fall foods! I hope you are enjoying your fall; I know for me, I didn’t really have one. It’s already snowed here…twice… with dumps big enough to say it’s sticking around. So that means a good solid five to six months of the white winter land… best way to embrace it is with some amazing food, such as these recipes. Enjoy!
Fabulous Fall Foods
What screams fall more than a spiced boozy warm drink? And this isn’t pumpkin spice, people!! Whaaa? That’s right, pumpkin spice is the one food bandwagon I just can’t jump on. Don’t get me wrong, I like the spices but I prefer focusing on one spice, like cinnamon for example! This hot toddy warms you up from the hot water, boozy bourbon and the spice of cinnamon. Cheers!
I posted a roundup last year of all the fall beers I was enjoying and why not include it here? Here you will find your famous pumpkin spice, among other beers like stouts and nut browns.
That’s right – baked ‘fries’ made from an acorn squash! They are a healthy, low carb option, if you are into that sort of thing, but they are also just plain tasty!
Poutine is a thing that Canadian’s cannot live with out. Okay, so that might be a little dramatic, but it is really good and now there are so many variations of the dish that I thought I would give it a Chews and Brews spin by adding smoked prime rib meat to it. Amazing, if do say so myself; and it will warm you right up if you are feeling that fall chill!
A frittata can really happen in any season by using whatever vegetables are available!
A big plate of potato hash, grilled steak strips and yolky eggs is a great start to a chilly fall morning, in my opinion. If it’s too cold to fire up the grill, try broiling your steak instead. It’s actually pretty good, and this is coming from a ‘grilling snob’ who thinks steak has no business in the oven or in a frying pan!
Soup for lunch just makes sense and borscht soup is packed full of all those root vegetables you just harvested; potatoes, carrots and of course beets!
Need I say more? These flavours go so well together I practically ate the entire pie myself!
A big bowl of pasta is exactly what I crave when it’s cold out and this butternut squash sauce combined with the spicy Italian sausage perfectly!
When it’s fall, roasting anything is the answer. It warms up the house with wonderful smells and tastes just as good! The rub on this chicken is what makes it truly epic though: brown sugar, kosher salt, Aleppo chiles, oregano, thyme, rosemary, lavender and caraway seeds.
If you never have had parsnips before you need to start right now. They are cousins to the carrot and are much better in my opinion. You can mash them, roast them, make parsnip chips out of them; so many uses! But definitely try them mashed with brown sugar and nutmeg; incredibly simple and perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!
Again with the roasting! It just makes good fall weather sense to make food in the oven and these potatoes belong in the oven! Another simple recipe that will be a hit at your next dinner party, I am sure of it!
Who says you can’t have ice cream when it’s cold out?! That’s all I have to say about that!
Stout beer is one of my favourite beers to drink when the mercury drops and why not bake with it?! Milk stout is just as it sounds; creamy, frothy and thick and it brings your basic chocolate chip cookie to another level.
I hope you enjoyed my fabulous fall foods recipe roundup! Enjoy your fall season; I’ll be back posting regularly in December! Cheers!