I always cook more soups in the winter, and I tend to be a "dump everything in the refrigerator" kind of cook. That is, using leftovers in my soups. We tend to be meat and vegie eaters instead of casseroles, so it's very easy. Chili soup, however, I always make the same way, and it's a winter staple. This month is apple and pear month, so we always have lots of them in October. Then on to citrus fruits. Our local "farmers markets" are NOT.... most fruits are imported, so they're a disappointment, but we do try to eat whatever is in season.
October is great it is the season for my favorite foods: apples, cranberries and winter squashes. I am trying to get into pears, but I have a mental block. We also make more stews, chowders, soups and casseroles. The crockpot gets a workout come the fall.
I cook seasonally, from my own garden, so right now there is lots of winter squash, greens, peppers, apples and jerusalem artichokes. I have these foods almost every day, and find that I am heading more for soups and less stir-fry's. Over the past month, I have started eating a substantial hot breakfast, with grains, protein, drinks, veggies and fruit. EVERY morning. I haven't done this for several years, and I think it is really helping me stay on track.
Warm, healthful, stick-to-your-bones kind of meals! I like the way the house smells when you've been cooking a soup or tomato sauce all day! Add a loaf of fresh baked bread onto that and it's Heavenly!
I make more soups and roasted veggie dishes and try to keep focused on what's local and fresh (like sweet potatoes, winter squashes, various greens and spinach and lettuces, apples). Gee I'm getting hungry!
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i'm pretty much the same. Except that I do cook more squash. I have an awesome butternut squash chili that I make as well as a stuffed poblano pepper using butternut squash.
I have squash available during the summer, but it sooo seems like a cold weather dish. Right up there with stews, chilis, soups, and roasts. Yum! almost makes it worth putting up with the cold weather.
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how do`s your shopping d and cooking differ now it is getting colder? i cook more cassorols ,stews and curries, all good warming food and when the weather changes i like to start my day with a hot breakfast, porrige or toast instead of cereal and jiuce
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