Sunday, October 19, 2008

Yummy fall food!

Adam made the yummiest dessert this weekend, and it was so fun and interesting, I thought I'd post a link to the recipe to share. Don't be fooled by the amount of time listed to make it, it has to cool for hours, so it takes much more than 15 minutes, but it is soooo worth it.

I love the autumn because pumpkin food is everywhere. I'm not a fan of pumpkin pie, but I love pumpkin cookies and pumpkin cakes. And then there's soups . . . I just love soups with rolls or crusty bread or soft breadsticks . . . mmmmmm . . . .

My favorite soup recipe, courtesy of my babyboard friend, Mona:

Baked Potato Soup

6 medium potatoes, baked and diced (or diced and boiled, if you prefer)
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup flour
6 cups milk
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese

"toppings"-actually mix-ins-you can add whatever you like (green onions, chives, etc.) but this is what we have:
3-6 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2-1 cup diced ham

In a large pot melt butter and mix in flour until smooth. Add milk, stir well until thick. Add sour cream and cheese, stir until melted, then add potatoes. You can add whatever mix-ins you like or have them separate for each person to add what they like.

My favorite breadstick recipe, courtesty of Ruth Roberts, in my ward (church):

Ruth Roberts' Breadsticks

1 1/2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon yeast
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup margarine, melted

Dissolve yeast and sugar in water. Mix in salt and flour. Knead 3 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes. Melt margarine and pour into a cookie sheet. Roll out dough on floured board to fit cookie sheet. Cut to desired size breadsticks with pizza cutter (breadsticks will raise and expand). Place in cookie sheet and turn to coat with butter. Let raise 15-20 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with seasoning before baking (we like garlic or parmesan, but they are great without, too). Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

What's you're favorite fall food?

1 comment:

Mama D said...

These sound like good recipes! Thanks for sharing.