Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fall into it

As much as I love warm weather, beach getaways in just two hours, and fresh berries picked from local farm stands, there's nothing I love more than Fall. From the crisp air, to fun wardrobe options, seasonal food delights, football games, spending holidays with the family, and going pumpkin/apple picking, there's just something about it that is so comforting yet exciting. The leaves start to change and eventually fall while the New Year approaches with new experiences (and new recipes!)

As you can imagine, the minute I returned from Labor Day Weekend, I put my white jeans in storage, and went ahead to adjust my closet and pantry to make it more Fall-friendly. The result: a very comforting Fall Meal for two (to accompany the season premieres starting tonight). Oh how I love Fall! Tv is back!

Mario Batali's Rosemary Roasted Chicken

Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Gratin

Bibb Lettuce Salad with Sliced Red Onion, Dates, Gorgonzola, with a thick balsamic dressing.

***Quick meal: Buy a rotisserie chicken at the store, whip up the bibb lettuce salad above, and heat up a baked sweet potato on the side (with brown sugar and a tsp of butter), and you have a perfect meal in less than 15 minutes.

***Load up on orange vegetables like squash, carrots and sweet potatoes. They provide more than a day's worth of vitamin A and about half the daily recommended vitamin C.


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