The "Call Her Happy" blog author sent me an email inviting me to join into the 5 favorites that she is hosting. When the favorites started moving to different hosts, I lost the 5 favorite interest. It is hard to come up with 5 favorites every week. Lots of things I am indifferent about or so-so about, and not "5 favorite" about. But, I have decided to give it a whirl again this week.
5 Favorite Fall Foods.
In my house the oven is banned during the hot season which lasts from April to October around here. So once a good space of fall weather hits I bake up a storm. Hence, many of the favorite fall foods are oven dishes.
1. Apple Crisp.
I peel and slice up the apples. Taste for sweetness. If they are sour, add sugar. If they are pretty sweet, sprinkle a little sugar. Dash with some cinnamon and a little bit of salt. Then melt some butter into some oatmeal. Add a little sugar and dash in some cinnamon and salt. If I want to be fancy, splash in some vanilla. Before I put the oatmeal on top, I run the microwave about 4 or 5 minutes with the apples. Then top with the oatmeal mix and bake for about 20 minutes in the oven. (Can you tell I make it up as I go along?)
2. Meat Loaf
I usually make "mini meatloaves." They are one serving sized. I use a Weight Watchers recipe and modify it.
I make up my own recipe for this as well. But, it is pretty basic, no secret ingredients.
4. Soups (not baked, but cool weather food)
I do this. Or this. Or this.
5. Italian Baked Chicken
Bake chicken in Italian salad dressing for about an hour. Whatever chicken you like--whole, skinless breasts, wings, your choice.