Get ready folks, do I have a treat for you. Not one, but TWO new recipes!! I can’t even remember the last time I posted a real recipe over on What’s Cookin’! It was certainly before the summer. Well, the weather has turned cooler, and another trip to Wilson Farm brought a lot of fall goodies to la cucina. Which meant, I got to enjoy a nice lil’ Sunday afternoon cooking up a storm!
This weekend I got a taste of everything I love about fall- a trip to the farm, (my bud Sully the dog & cider donut included), college football (BC v. Notre Dame, AND a celebrity sighting -Chris O’Donnell, BC alum and my first celebrity crush as a tween) a pumpkin latte, pumpkin pancakes, a warm casserole, and The Amazing Race. Nothing says fall Sunday to me like good food, football, and closing out the weekend with the latest episode of The Amazing Race on CBS. If you don’t already watch it, start. It’s great.
But back to the food. It’s that great time of year in New England where the weather is just right, the fresh produce is abundant and there’s a buzz in the air, the last great hurrah before we hunker down for a serious winter. I was excited to get back to Wilson Farm this weekend since I wasn’t exactly on a grocery trip last time. I wanted to buy one of everything, but instead, kept it simple with some fresh green beans and their own cauliflower, I can’t wait to cook with this stuff later in the week.
The football was disappointing BC lost, but, I comforted myself with these the next morning:
And those would be pumpkin pancakes. I was a little pumpkin’d out by Sunday evening. I had had pancakes, a pumpkin latte, made these, and then went to meet a friend for a drink and got a Shipyard Pumpkin Ale. I got halfway through my beer and though, “Huh, that’s enough pumpkin for today.”
I also made a casserole Sunday night, it was a blustery day so what’s better than a warm & comforting dish of pasta? I tried an old standby, with a couple of changes- tuna casserole (I’ve warned you, this isn’t a fancy food site), but I used fresh spinach pasta from the farm and a lightened version of mushroom soup and a dash of cheese so it wasn’t a weighty version by any means.
I hope you are all enjoying September so far! I’ll be back soon with more recipes, I picked up Pumpkin Ravioli at the farm too, which will be happening later this week I hope, before I’m off to another fantastic wedding!