Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Rogers Family Autum Meals and Treats
Autumn Farmer Market inspired tried and trues from our home to yours!
* Spaghetti Squash Alfredo
This turned out fantastic so its a must share! Will admit I did use a jar of Garlic Alfredo sauce from the store, but you can make it easily too from scratch! 1 large Squash, 2 cups Alfredo sauce. Halve, scoop and boil the squash for 20 mins. With a fork remove the stands of squash,and set aside into strainer. Make (or pour) sace into saucepan, add 2 tbsp sweet cream butter(salted), and a "dash or two" of the following: Pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, parsley, and itailian blend herbs, and 2 minced or pressed fresh garlic cloves. Heat over low/med heat for 15 mins to blend flavors. Place squash into a dish ( about 4 cups), and pour sauce over it. Mmmmm soooo good!
This is so great and good to have for breakfast toasts, waffles, or even on crackers!
ITS SO EASY TO MAKE and here is what you need:
*1 med pumpkin ( or 1 can pumpkin puree 29 oz),3/4 cup apple juice,2 teaspoons ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves,1 1/2 cups white sugar, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
(to cook a pumpkin. Cut off ends, then cut in half. Scoop out seeds and stingy guts, and place in shallow dish with 1/2 of water on bottom. Bake at 375 until tender (30 mins or so)
Directions: Combine cooked pumpkin, apple juice, spices, and sugar in a large saucepan; stir well. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until thickened. Stir frequently. Transfer to sterile containers and chill in the refrigerator until serving.
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 lb beans (presoak over night in 4 cups of water, Drain, then add fresh water/cook
1 cup apple cider
1/4 to 1/2 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Directions: Cook beans slowly over med heat on low boil until done. In sep. skillit sautee onions until tender and add to beans, add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.Simmer 20-25 mins. to bring flavor together. Serve!
Boiled Cabbage, Corn and Sweet Apples
need: 1 large pot, and 2 large skillets to "throw this together" quick!
Skillet 1: fill 1/2 full with water, and 1/2 stick butter, and 1 med/large sz chopped cabbage Bring to low boil, add salt and pepper to taste and simmer 20ish minutes.
Skillet 2: Core and Chopp 4 apples. Add to skillet with 1/2 cup water, 3 tbsp. brown sugar, 1 tsp nutmeg, 2 tsp cinnamon, and 1/2 stick of butter, sautee stirring often for 10-15 mins.
Pot: Fill with water. Shuck and add 4 whole sweet corn cobs. Boil 20 mins.
What you need:
3 cups chopped cabbage, 1/3 cup mayonnaise.2 unpeeled apples, cored & chopped, 1/3 cup brown sugar,1 large carrot, grated 1 tablespoon lemon juice, or to taste,2 green onions, finely chopped.
Directions: In a large bowl, combine cabbage, apple, carrot, and green onions. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, brown sugar, and lemon juice. Pour dressing over salad and mix well.