This autumn I am setting myself a little challenge in the kitchen, I am ashamed to say it but I have never cooked anything with the pumpkins I have brought for carving over the years, nor have I have cooked a squash. - Shocking I know!
My challenge this month is to make
- 1. Pumpkin Soup and Squash soup
- 2. Meat based soup
- 3. Pumpkin pie/desert
- 4. A hearty stew
- 5. Winter pot pie
- 6. Warm drinks
- 7. Halloween themed dish
- 8. Apple crumble
- 9. Roast with all the trimmings
- 10. A simmer scent pot to fill my house with autumn aroma
My mouth is now literally watering as I type, if anyone has some recipes they want to share please do. To help inspire me I have started a Pinterestboard dedicated to autumn/ winter recipes, I have found so many things I want to try out already.
To ease myself in I have started off with a warm drink, and a bit of a naughty one at that. I invented this concoction last night while making my children’s pack lunch hence the Nutella.
2 heaped teaspoons of orange options hot chocolate
Boiling water (I am also going to try it with hot coconut milk next time)
heaped huge spoon of Nutella stirred in. – You can never have enough chocolate right!
Handful of mini marshmallows
I made these for my children last night after dinner and they want down a storm while they snuggled up and watched adventure time, and I made myself another today.
The weather is absolute glorious today and Betty is very eager to get out for a walk which gives me a chance to burn off those sinful calories and make room for apple crumble later nom nom