The fall is the perfect season for hunkering down over food and staying out of the cold. For me, the fall means great breakfast
and also great soups. Here's a look at three different types of soups that make the season.
via The Pioneer Woman
For me there are few things I look forward to more than chili. Bot the kick of the peppers and the warmth of the stew make it a dish most enjoyed in the colder months. But it's more than just the warmth and the kick—it's the ultimate fusion of flavors. Swimming in the chili is a profusion of tomatoes, onion, garlic, beans, pepper, meat (or lack there of), and your spices of choice. It's a versatile structure that welcomes innovation. I recommend this classic recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
, this Veggie recipe from The Pioneer Woman
for those who prefer a meat-less option, and this Chinese Chili recipe
who are looking to shake things up. For whatever recipe you decide on, make sure to have fun with the toppings and that you have some cornbread
to soak it up!
Butternut Squash Soup
When you think fall, you probably think gourds, pumpkins, and other strange vine-grown vegetables that you would otherwise not give the time of day. If you couldn't find a reason to do so before, the fall is the perfect time to enjoy the mildly sweet creaminess of butternut squash soup. There are a number of ways to make butternut squash soup. You can aim to keep the ingredients simple so the squash really comes through, like in this recipe from Cookie and Kate,
or you can go the other direction and aim for maximum creaminess, like in this Paula Dean recipe
. It's the perfect Thanksgiving accoutrement. Personally, I prefer to pair butternut squash soup with a grilled cheese sandwich.
Carrot Dill Ginger Soup
Keeping with the orange theme, you can also opt for the Carrot Dill Soup route. It's such a simple recipe that at the same time manages to hit the spot just right. You can play around with your dill and ginger levels to get the right amount of bite. As with butternut squash soup, you can make carrot dill soup on the brothier side (Katheryn's Kitchen)
or the creamier side (AndSheCanCook)
. You can even eschew the dill, and just go for a great carrot ginger soup
As always when eating soup: make sure that you're prepared with a nice loaf of bread.