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Busy Day of Cooking Ahead

One of the things I like about the more moderate temperatures of autumn is that I am inspired to spend more time in the kitchen.

In addition to the traditional family favorites, I enjoy trying some new recipes to add to the menu. This keeps mealtimes from becoming boring affairs, and I have the opportunity to stretch my culinary wings -- as clipped as they may be.

I'll be cooking chicken in the crock pot in preparation for making Trisha Yearwood's Chicken Pie recipe. This is a dish similar to chicken pot pie, minus the bottom crust and the vegetables.

I'm also going to be trying our own tinamarie 's Red Cabbage, Kale and Grilled Chicken recipe. This will actually be my introduction to eating kale, so I'm looking forward to giving it a try. Oh yes, the kale and the great photos tinamarie always supplies of her completed dishes!

Pumpkin bread is also planned. I'll see if I run out of energy before getting to this recipe, but can already almost smell it baking.

Do your cooking habits and menu change much as the seasons change?

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bestwriter wrote on October 10, 2014, 8:56 AM

Variety is the spice of life and what better place than showing it in our cooking? I believe in this and I break the monotony by trying out new dishes. Nothing to do with seasons though except may be when it is very hot ice creams and fruit juices come to the fore. :)

Nicky wrote on October 10, 2014, 9:35 AM

That's true the cooler weather makes it easier for a person to cook and try new recipes. I must say your meal sounds tasty.

thecoffeefox wrote on October 10, 2014, 10:47 AM

I love fall. It is the perfect time for baking.

paigea wrote on October 10, 2014, 1:46 PM

I use the oven more in the fall and winter. Both for cooking and for baking.

MegL wrote on October 10, 2014, 5:27 PM

I don't do a lot of experimental cooking these days, my husband prefers to stick to what he knows! i think he would live on just about 3 or 4 different meals rotated all year round! I enjoy trying something new and sometimes, I find something else that he likes.

alexdg1 wrote on October 10, 2014, 6:21 PM

I wish we had your "more moderate temperatures" down in Hot-as-Heck Miami, Florida.

BarbRad wrote on October 11, 2014, 1:26 AM

I, too, am more willing to take to the kitchen more when the weather begins to cool off. I made stuffed peppers again yesterday.

Jerry_Walch wrote on October 11, 2014, 10:41 AM

My menu does change with the seasons but my cooking habits don't change. Sir Thomas Moore may have been The Man for all Season, but I'm a cook for all seasons. My cooking habits don't change with the weather, for example, I grill all year round even if it means shoveling a path to the grill through several feet of snow.

Jadecat777 wrote on October 23, 2014, 7:51 AM

Pumpkin bread sounds quite interesting; I love being in the kitchen and even when it is autumn it is actually the warmest place to be.