Oct 16, 2015

Foods of the Fall | #FridayFive

Fall certainly is here. Nothing like really feeling it here after returning from Florida. My blog has been quite as of late due to my vacation, so what better way to jump back in than with a Friday Five and a couple of races this weekend! I love cooking and there are always things that just feel better at certain times of year. In this week's Friday Five linkup we take a look at some of those foods. It's a topic we've covered before, which really included all of my favorites for the fall weather. This week, we'll see some more


Foods of the Fall

1. Tea

We'll start off not with a food, but a drink. My last list included two drinks, hot apple cider and specialty coffee drinks. Frankly, all summer I enjoy drinking more iced drinks. When fall comes, I make the switch back to more hot beverages. It just fits in. Since I talked about specialty drinks last time, I thought I'd share that I also love tea, not just coffee. I enjoy a variety, and keep myself a small stock at work. My personal favorites are English Breakfast and Irish Breakfast, as well as some afternoon varieties.

2. Pot Roast

Last time I mentioned my love of slow cookers. One of my favorites to cook is a pot roast. My favorite is to cook with a packet of au jus mix, a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch mix and a little bit of water. If you want to add some potatoes and carrots, I add some extra ranch mix. It gives it some amazing fall apart flavor.

3. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

This is a great cool day meal. It is also one of my daughter's favorites. Though, don't tell her it's tomato soup. She doesn't like tomato soup. She does however like 'red soup'. We just don't question the 4 year old's thoughts.

4. Food & Wine

This one is not just food and wine, but more specifically the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. I just experienced this for the first time on my vacation and it was amazing. There were so many booths, and we hit them all (as shown on the shirt). Yes, every last booth, but that's more for a future post. So many tasty foods and drinks, every one we tried was delicious. There were so many more I would love to try (and those that I want again), so I will of course go back in the future.

5. Hot Apple Cider

This made my last list of top fall foods, but it really is the quintessential fall drink to me. I just love it so much. It's also always a part of our (usually) yearly winter trip to Colonial Williamsburg (which we unfortunately will not be making this year. It may have made my last list, but it will always be on my fall food list.

Linking Up

Check here for some links out to others sharing, staring with our three lovely hosts: CourtneyCynthia and Mar. Check their posts (Eat Pray Run DC, You Signed Up for What?! and Mar on the Run to see the full set of links). I will add some others, usually randomly, as I read them to share the love. Go visit and keep reading!


Our hosts:

You Signed Up for What?!

Mar on the Run

Eat, Pray, Run DC




12 comments:

  1. Yay for pot roast! I just made one in the crock pot earlier this week and we have been enjoying the leftovers for lunches; definitely one of my faves! Hope you have a great weekend, John!

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    1. I love the left overs from a crock pot roast. So delicious. My favorite is to then take it and make a sandwich out of it. Melt on some cheese, maybe some BBQ sauce: delicious!

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  2. OH yeah, pot roast! Perfect fall food. Your recipe looks good. I like to use Golden Mushroom soup and a packet of French Onion soup dip mix and serve it over noodles. I better eat breakfast, I am starving now! Great job on making the most of the food & wine festival! Good times! Cheers to a wonderful weekend!

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    1. The mushroom soup and french onion sounds like a tasty mix. I may need to try that out myself.

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  3. Yea, I love all these. I especially love chai tea once the weather cools down!

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    1. Warm teas is perfect on a cool day, though chai isn't quite my cup of tea.

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  4. Grilled cheese and tomato soup is an awesome fall meal - and so easy! Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. Easy and tasty. One of our easy fall backs for dinner so long as we have bread.

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  5. I'm looking forward to making pot roast this fall. I also like a good chicken pot pie.

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    1. Chicken pot pie is great. I've been wanting to try and make one from scratch myself, dough and all. Maybe I'll try that this winter.

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  6. welcome back and great list! hot cider is my jam! have a nice weekend.

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    1. I could go for some hot cider right now actually.

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