Friday, November 13, 2009

Tis the Season for Fall!

I think if I didn't live in Berkeley, Fall would be my favorite season. I was walking down my street the other day and as the wind blew, a million little leaves fell around me. It was such a pretty moment! But days like those aren't often here... it's usually muggy and cold.On a more positive note, I'm really excited about all the delicious food that is popular during the fall. Here's my list of yummy entities that you cannotttt miss out on this season.

Winter Squash
How to Prepare: Cut in half and remove seeds. Bake in the oven at 350° for around 45 minutes, or until a knife can be easily inserted near the stem.
Tip: For sweeter varieties such as Butternut and Acorn squash, serve with cinnamon and maple syrup

Hot Chocolate
How to Prepare: You can either buy instant packets or if you’re feeling adventurous, try my simple recipe. In a small sauce pan, mix together 1/3 C whipping cream, 1 C milk, ¼ Tsp vanilla, ½ C white chocolate chips. Heat until chocolate chips are melted.
Tip: Serve with whipped cream on top and powdered sugar


Mashed Potatoes
How to Prepare: Boil 3lb cubed potatoes for 10 minutes in lightly salted water. Drain and mash in ½ C butter, ½ C milk, 8oz cream cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Tips: Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top

Pumpkin Bread
How to Prepare: Blend 15oz pumpkin puree, 4 eggs, 1 C oil, 2/3 C water, and 3 C sugar. In another bowl, mix together 3 ½ C flour, 2 Tsp baking soda, 1 ½ Tsp salt, 1 Tsp cinnamon, 1 Tsp nutmeg. Slowly stir dry ingredients into mixture and bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick into the center and it comes out clean.
Tip: Serve with Hot chocolate

1 comment:

  1. your hot chocolate recipe sounds amazing, I may just find the courage to attempt it. thanks for the crucial tips! yay food blog