Fall Eats

Pumpkins, cranberries, squash, apples, cinnamon, spices! The flavors of fall are so decadent and tasteful, it’s hard not to love the recipes that this season brings to the table. The yummy and tasty foods of fall are even better when you eat them with loved ones, so I encourage you this fall to throw a fall themed party! This post is going to try and help make it a little easier to throw your fall party by sharing two delicious and simple fall recipes, and also give you some fall decoration ideas.

Sweet and Savory Fall Salad

Something that I love most about fall foods is creating a dish with the perfect mixture of sweet and savory. I found this delicious and healthy fall salad courtesy of the blog Freedom Grace Fitness, on a site I use for recipes called yummly. Here is the recipe below:

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Ingredients: (All ingredients can be found in Podestos)

Fresh Greens, mix of spinach and arugula

Sweet Potatoes

Pecans

Goat cheese

Dried cranberries

Homemade citrus vinaigrette

Directions for Sweet Potato

  1. Peel sweet potato
  2. Cut into bite size pieces
  3. Spread out on pan and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and ground pepper.
  4. Bake at 4000 for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Move pieces around occasionally to keep from burning one side.

Ingredients for dressing

2 tbsp honey

2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

3 tbsp. orange juice

1 tsp. Dijon mustard

Whisk together well.

Toss the ingredients together in a big serving bowl and you have a delicious starter ready to go for your party!

Individual Apple Crisps

There are many truly scrumptious fall main dish recipes out there but I am going to skip ahead to one of the best parts of a fall meal, the desserts! When throwing a party, whether big or small, it is nice to keep things simple, and easy to serve. Here is a recipe from the blog, Stone Gable Blog, for apple crisps in individual jars.. adorable!

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For Apple Layer: (all ingredients can be found in Podestos)

6 sour-sweet apples, like MacIntosh or Granny Smith. Peeled and chopped into small pieces

1 1/2 TBS fresh squeezed lemon

1/2 cup sugar

2 TBS flour

1/4 tsp cinnamon

dash of nutmeg

For Crisp:

1 1/4 cups flour

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

12 TBS or 1 1/2 sticks refrigerated butter, Cut into small cubes

10 4oz. Mason jars, buttered

Preheat oven to 350°

Add lemon to the apples as you cut them in a large bowl. Add the sugar and flour to the apples and mix to coat. Pack apples into the buttered Mason jars to the top.

Put all the crisp ingredients into a bowl and using your fingers kneed the butter through the mixture until it resembles crumbles. Top each Mason jar with the crumple crisp mixture. Put the leftover crumble on a line baking sheet.

Bake the apple crisp for 30-35 minutes until the crisp on the top is golden brown. Bake the crumbly crisp on the baking sheet for about 15 minutes until it is golden brown.

Remove from the oven and let the apple crisp sit for 10 minutes. The apples will have cooked down and there should be the perfect space to add a scoop of ice cream. Or you can add the crumbly crisp from the baking sheet to top off each apple crisp. Ready to easily serve to your excited guests!

Fall Decor

One of the key elements to throwing a great fall get together is having the right decorations. Best Wishes has everything you need to help you decorate and prep for your fall party. From serving dishes to fall candles plus all the cookware and bakeware on their kitchen side.

 

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