It is genuinely chilly outside this morning! I have no doubt that the heat will make another showing or two, before fall weather is here to stay. But, it’s easy to jump into all those joyous fall activities while the weather is cool.
I thought I would jot down some ideas for fall-appropriate menus, to help myself and others make the leap to the new season.
To any of these, you can add a side of bacon, breakfast sausage, country ham, or the like.
Hot Cereal and Fruit
- Oatmeal (consider spicing it with cinnamon, and adding brown sugar! I also love a pumpkin oatmeal we used to make sometimes…)
- Apples (fresh slices or chunks, or fried apples – both go great with oats)
- Dried Cranberries
- Toasted Nuts
Pumpkin Bread, served with Butter or Cream Cheese
Reuben Sandwiches, Potato Chips, Pickles
Bratwurst, Toppings, and German Potato Salad
Tomato Soup (and, right now, there’s still fresh basil to use in it!), Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Country Ham, Biscuits, Grits, Turnip Greens (or other cooking greens – collard, mustard, etc.)
Beans (like Great Northern, Pintos, etc.), Cornbread, Turnip Greens, Cole Slaw
In summer, our family loves to eat “veggies” for supper when we can. This might include dishes like the following:
- Green Beans
- Pink-Eye Purple-Hull Peas
- Squash Casserole
- Marinated Cucumbers, Onions, and Tomatoes
- Corn on the Cob or Fried Corn
But, now it’s time to transition out of summer…
“Veggies” (could include:)
- Turnip Greens
- Pink-Eye Purple-Hull Peas (Yea! We’re still getting those in our CSA basket!)
- Butternut Squash Casserole, Baked Acorn Squash, Sweet Potato Casserole, or Candied Sweet Potato Slices
- Scalloped Potatoes and Onions
- Cole Slaw
French Onion Soup, French Bread (preferably topped with Swiss cheese and toasted!)
Chicken and Dumplings
With all of these menu ideas, you could add a green salad and/or fruit salad to round out the meal nicely.