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Autumnal meal ideas

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Hobnobswantshernameback · 05/09/2020 14:42

After reading another thread on here today About Autumn it made me think how I'm already ready to move on from barbecues and salads
Just put a beef stew in the oven
Anyone got meal ideas for autumn comfort food
Really struggling at the moment with how 2020 has been and the uncertainty that lies ahead so some nice meals to plan and cook as the evenings draw in would be lovely

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Ricekrispie22 · 05/09/2020 15:22

Butternut and sage risotto
Baked sweet potatoes
Sausage and lentil casserole
Smokey Boston beans
Cowboy pie
Cauliflower macaroni cheese

Ricekrispie22 · 05/09/2020 15:25
diplodocusinermine · 05/09/2020 15:29

A great book for autumn and winter is Delia Smith's winter collection, and Nigel Slater's diaries have some lovely recipes.

Hobnobswantshernameback · 05/09/2020 15:49

They all sound delicious

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AdaColeman · 05/09/2020 16:55

Thick hearty soups like bacon & bean, or minestrone, or fish soups such as Cullen Skink.

Add dumplings to soups and casseroles.

Home made beef and kidney pie, or boiled bacon joint with colcannon and parsley sauce, or coq au vin with dauphinoise potatoes.

Tumbleweed101 · 05/09/2020 21:56

My friend suggested I make an apple in puff pastry pudding.

Core the apple and add raisins (soaked in rum if appropriate), honey, cinnamon, lemon juice, or whatever else will fill the empty core. Wrap in puff pastry and bake and you get a nice dessert. Haven't tried it yet as my apples aren't quite ready.

CatBatCat · 05/09/2020 22:04

Fig, goats cheese, walnut and honey tart
Pumpkin soup
Lentil bacon soup
Apple cake
Blackberry crumble

AdaColeman · 05/09/2020 22:06

An autumnal fruit compote can be very nice, apples, plums, pears, blackberries, raisins, some honey, maybe a splash of port or a fruit liqueur. Don’t over cook, you don’t want a bowl of unidentifiable mush.
Serve with cream or yoghurt and some almond biscuits.

Hobnobswantshernameback · 06/09/2020 09:35

Hopeful bump for some more tasty ideas

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MislaidMyBrain · 06/09/2020 09:59

I love casseroles and stews in autumn/winter.
Just let them slow cook in the oven, keeping them kitchen nice and warm, while I get on with other things.

Some of my favourites are

Lots of curries and dahls too. The ginger and garlic helps to ward off those colds.

Hobnobswantshernameback · 06/09/2020 10:30

I'm a big fan of stews
Love the nice smell and warm kitchen when I get home from work

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BashfulClam · 06/09/2020 10:33

I did low cooker hunter chicken from the pinch of nom site. Low fat but tastes like it’s Calorific and is warm stick to the ribs food.

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