When the trees turn colors, it’s just beautiful, and every year is different. Dependent on the weather, the leaves vary in their vibrancy. A couple years ago the foliage was full of vivid reds. Last year seemed to be marked by varying shades of greens and yellows and oranges.
The weather is turning just a bit now. We’ve had a ton of rain lately. And I’ve had to dig through closets to find a sweatshirt or two. It’s a nice change of pace. Though a little odd, since two weeks from now we’ll be living in a completely different climate.
One of the great things about Fall is to cook warmer food. Sandwiches and salads have lost some of their appeal. (And believe me, those are my favorites!) As things cool off outside, I love to make soups and pastas and pies. One of my favorite fall recipes is
Chicken and Bowties.
1 jar julienned sun-dried tomatoes, drained, oil reserved
3 T. butter
3 T. olive oil (or reserved oil from tomatoes)
5 c. cubed boneless, skinless chicekn breasts
1/2 c. freshly sliced button mushrooms
2 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 c. heavy cream
1 1/2 t. rubbed sage
1/4 t. ground nutmeg
1 lb. bowtie pasta
freshly grated parmesan
Heat oil and butter in large heavy skillet and saute chicken until cooked through. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally. Add sundried and fresh tomatoes. Heat through, stirring occasionally. Stir in cream and spices. Heat well. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta well and toss with hot sauce. Garnish with cheese.
What’s your favorite Fall recipe?
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