I love decorating for the seasons as much as the next girl, but achieving that autumn feeling takes more than just putting mini pumpkins on every surface of your house. Let's focus on the comfort and coziness, shall we? Here are some of my must-haves for the season to fall-ify your home.
It is sad to say it, but I think this is my last summer recipe. Soon all of the unique fresh peppers will be gone from the farmers markets and grocery stores, and it will be back to bell peppers for the fall and winter! Read: make these ASAP!! We took advantage of the last of the season with these chorizo stuffed anaheim peppers - while we had absolutely NOTHING to do for the first weekend in God knows how many months. It was bliss. Coupled with too many bags of chips, tv shows and movies galore, and probably a tad too much wine (still relishing in no more wedding diets), we had a perfect and much needed cozy weekend spent in our sweats at home. It was hard to kiss it goodbye this morning, but was fun to celebrate one week of marriage in the books, and to finally tuck into a nice fall and winter together.
We are home, settled, and married!! More on our wedding later... it was the best weekend with so many details that I can't wait to share. But in the meantime, we are so happy to tuck into a cozy fall and winter of just relaxing and good food now that our wedding diets are a thing of the past. Halleluiah. We started off with this flank steak - admittedly, I went into the grocery store with a completely different plan, but they were on sale and looked amazing, so here we are - and it was delicious! Sweet and savory, light and satisfying. We ate it with some roasted broccolini, and it was just a great meal (and leftover lunch) as we ease into fall.
These two dishes are perfect together for a light dinner in the late summer heat. Wes requested that we have this become part of our weekly rotation! This pork tenderloin recipe was based off of our family classic (that I will be posting on here at some point....) but we adjusted it to accommodate the fresh herbs that we had on hand, and the other ingredients that we did not have on hand! All in all, it was a great summer version, and most definitely a keeper.
We also LOVE this slaw salad, and even more the dressing that goes with it. Lemon and dill is one of my favorite combinations right now - I feel like I am finding any reason to use it. We make this dressing regularly and store it in the fridge for any of our salad, marinade, or "oops we overcooked it" needs (don't tell me this never happens to you!).
I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!
Last watermelon salad of the season ... depression. To be honest, I never eat the appropriate amount of this salad. It is so fresh and good that I can never stop until all of the watermelon is gone. Not a bad after dinner dessert if I do say so myself! This salad comes together in a heartbeat, and sits really well.
The dressing is also such a keeper. I mostly use it on this salad, but the balsamic/lime/honey combination is such a winning combination on burrito salads, fish, chicken, the list goes on. Both parts come together with barely any effort at all, and are just incredible together!
Farmers markets and the grocery store are bursting with every kind of pepper imaginable right now! I'm really only familiar with the classic bell and jalapeno peppers, but the risk of purchasing poblanos, which I have never cooked with before, certainly paid off with this recipe! They are a little smokier and milder than jalapenos, and it was nice to be able to use more than a tablespoon of pepper at a time. Frittatas are great for brunch entertaining because of how "hands off" they are, but I love them the most for weeknight dinners, and easy leftover lunches the next day. We topped ours with tons of salsa and guacamole, and couldn't stop eating them!
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