More chili? Yup, always more chili. If you happened to read my Fall Bucket List, you might know that we are basically obsessed with chili and cornbread, and pretty much have it every chance we can throughout the Fall season! And while I absolutely adore my family’s recipe that we have used since before I was even born, I really like to spice things up. I need change, and I crave trying new things. I have done quite a few variations, including this delicious vegetarian chili, but I can honestly say I have never loved a chili so much as I do this harvest chicken chili….
The world knows it by now… I love Fall with my whole heart. I was just telling my husband that I feel like all is right in my world when the leaves start to turn colors and the air cools down. Every day feels like a dream come true to me in the Fall. As L.M. Montgomery says, I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
If you read my Fall Bucket List, then you already know this, but every year we have a party to celebrate Fall. We just recently had our Happy Fall party, and good grief, I wish we could do that every single day of the entire season. This Happy Fall party may have been my favorite so far. We played festive music, drank our own homemade pumpkin spiced coffee, and had an absolute FEAST. Every year it’s a little bit different, but with some similarities. This year’s feast was pumpkin oat pancakes with toasted pecans, maple syrup, and maple glazed apples. All God’s people said… AMEN.
These pumpkin oat pancakes were unlike any other oat pancakes I have ever made. They were seriously the fluffiest and most filling pancakes we have had in quite some time. They also held together like no other oat pancakes I have made. If you like pancakes, but need to actually feel full, these are for you!…
Do y’all ever crave dishes that make you feel like it’s Thanksgiving? No? Just me? I’m not even ashamed to say that I start craving Thanksgiving in July. I especially start craving casseroles like this ridiculously amazing and entirely delicious healthy zucchini corn casserole.
Okay, that’s not even true.
What really happens is that I start craving turkey, dressing, mac and cheese, and the most unhealthy green bean casserole you could imagine.
But if I gave in to all those cravings every time I had them (which is often), I would weigh seven hundred pounds and all of my gym efforts would be meaningless.
So instead I have to come up with delicious flavorful dishes that remind me of Thanksgiving without all the guilt. Except I never feel guilty on Thanksgiving, but that’s beside the point.
Everyone knows Thanksgiving is a time for casseroles, too, so coming up with healthy Thanksgiving dishes means I get to come up with so many casseroles… like this drool worthy zucchini corn casserole….
You know when you fight with your husband over who gets the leftovers, you have come up with someone worth sharing.
Or wait… not sharing?
This was our story this weekend. We created a dish that was so amazing that we just had to share… but then neither of us wanted to share when it was time to enjoy the leftovers….
I grew up in a not-so-well known part of Alabama. People say all kinds of stuff about the South and it certainly has lots of stereotypes, many of which are certainly true, but one thing the South really has going for it is the Appalachian Mountains.
What does this have to do with pumpkin butter?
It’s officially pumpkin season.
Actually, the haters are hating and saying it’s not yet pumpkin season, and that we need to keep the pumpkin craze to a minimum until September 21.
But haters gonna hate, ya know?
Have you ever looked up recipes for roasted vegetables and despite the beautiful pictures of perfectly roasted goodness, yours just simply didn’t turn out that way?
And it’s so annoying….