I am so excited that it is Fall. This morning is crisp and I can actually smell Fall. Some of you are already in Fall, but it takes a while in Atlanta for it to really show up. But one morning you will wake up and there it is!!
One of my most favorite things about fall (aside from the colors, and smells, and decorations) is the food. Food changes for fall...more apple things, more root vegetable things, pumpkins piled up at the grocery store, and the stews and soups that you can start to make again. That's my favorite part...there is nothing better than sitting in a warm sweater and fuzzy socks eating a hot bowl of hearty soup and a piece of warm crusty bread wrapped up in a quilt. Or, if you are me, you are wrapped up in the Fall Rag Quilt that your mom made you last year.
Here's one of my favorite fall soup recipes
Chicken Vegetable Soup
2 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, minced
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup pearl onions (or 1 small onion, chopped)
3 carrots, halved and chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 large russet potato, chopped into bite-sized pieces
2 medium zucchini, halved and chopped into bite-sized pieces
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
2 (14.5-ounce) cans chicken broth
In a large Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and garlic, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add onion, potato, and carrot, and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini, diced tomatoes, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
Serve with warm crusty bread and one fall quilt. Best if eaten while wearing a sweater and fuzzy socks.