OK, I have not writing in about a week. The reason is I am was trying to gain some sales for my Longaberger business, and I am not dealing very well with being 50. I will admit it, but I will save that topic for another time and place (if I feel like talking about it here.) Do not worry, I will get through it.
Today, I want to talk about my favorite treat for fall. I am going to break it down into 4 categories: savory, sweet, beverage, and all-time.
First for the savory…I love soups in the fall. Nothing says warmth by the fire like soup. I love clams, so my go to soup is a big bowl of New England Clam Chowder Soup. I used to be a fan of Campbell’s regular NE clam chowder, but it does not have enough substantial pieces of clam for me. I have gotten spoiled with the Chunky’s Soup line, but now even that does not do it for me. I started eating Progresso’s NE Clam Chowder Soup, and I will stick to that. Every time I go out, and the eating place has NE clam chowder for soup of the day, I buy it. The treat is a big piece of bread, lightly toasted, so I can sop up all the sauce from the soup.
Now for the sweet… my mom’s Sweet Potato Pie. I love it. I do not like pumpkin pie, so this is my orange-colored pie, which is a great substitute. What make her pies special? It is a recipe that was handed down from my grandmother. I do not know what all goes in other SP pies, but with my mother, there is brown sugar, nutmeg, clove, all-spice, evaporated milk, and butter, all mashed up in the sweet potato. Next month is the month for it.
My beverage of choice is anything that I make in my Keurig Coffee machine. I recently started back drinking Starbucks, but only when I travel, but nothing better than standing at the counter, sticking a k-cup in the machine, and hitting the start button. While I am waiting (which does not take that long), I put in my cup some sweet cream, chocolate powder or syrup, and if I am good, and little bit of whipped cream (which has no calories, ladies, and only in moderation, my doctor says). I stop putting granulated sugar in it.
My all-time favorite fall food is…..Mac and Cheese. There is nothing like melted cheese over a plate of noodles. I am not talking about the box kind. OH, NO! I am talking about the kind where you make a white sauce and melt cheese in it. While it is melting, boil the macaroni, don’t forget to salt the water, and cook it Al Dente. Fold the mac into the cheese sauce, and you have loving in a bowl. Now, I hate to admit this….bbbbuuuttt, my mom does not make that kind of Mac and Cheese. She makes the kind that my grandmother (same grandmother who taught her how to make the pie), which is custard style. I eat it, but it is not the same. What I like about the cheese sauce kind, is you can throw in anything with the cheese sauce. On The Kitchen, a show on The Food Network, I saw four kinds of Mac and Cheese being made, yummers!!
Oh, I am going to the grocery store today, all this talk is making me go buy my favorites and have a theme dinner for tonight.