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!

*Pumpkin Butter
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.

*Fall Beans
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.
Serve! Yum!

Apple Coleslaw
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.

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