Fall in Columbus tends to be sunny, bright, and full of colors. There’s the smell of the leaves changing and a crispness to the air. In the mornings and in the evenings you can catch a slight scent of someone burning wood in their fireplace or perhaps in their backyard fire pit.
On Friday evenings we can hear the high school football game from our backyard.
Fall is by far my very favorite time of year, hands down, which is why I’m a little bummed that so far our fall seems to be a bit on the damp side.
However we’ve still been having pretty cool weather and with all the rain it’s the perfect time for soup!
I could eat soup everyday for the rest of my life and be a very happy lady.
Last night Scott and I were chatting over huge steaming bowls of beef and barley stew when I remarked that fall and winter cooking is my very favorite.
All of the soups, stews, and roasts to be made! Having things simmer away in the crockpot or having a roast in the oven makes for a cozy home.
I’m such a winter baby. I love the cold and I love all the food that goes with it. Summer grilling is lovely but I’ll take a hearty stew and a chilly evening over that any day.
Plus the fall has hockey which is the best sport around!
I’m happy to say that I made plenty of beef and barley stew for leftovers today and two more portions of leftovers that got frozen. Hooray!
And if the weather is starting to turn chilly where you are, here’s a few recipes to help you jumpstart into fall!
Beef Stew, cooked in a crockpot and ready to eat at the end of a long day!
Tuna Noodle Casserole when you are looking for something comforting and filling.
Chicken Curry Stew for something a little different to change up the week!
Spicy Shrimp and Sausage for a feisty end to your day.
And just because we need to, Beer and Bacon Mac ‘N Cheese.
Do you like winter and fall cooking? What’s your favorite thing to make?