Friday, October 3, 2008

YAY FALL!

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.

Ahhhh....heaven.

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.

~Colleen

7 comments:

Tara said...

So funny. I'm planning on making soup this afternoon. I was going to make cabbage soup to get rid of some of this flab, but I may just throw in some chicken now. The flab can wait until next week.

Ryzmomplus2 said...

OMG this looks wonderful especially on this cold and rainy day here!

dhillman said...

I agree! I love fall, colors, temps, smells, clothes, and food. That recipe looks delicious.

On another note, any chance you have anymore of those halloween houses? I would love some of those. Been looking locally with no luck. thankss

Jana Eubank said...

Oh! I am soooo all about the food in Fall too! Soups are my favorite! I'll have to give this one a try! :D

Midnite Scrapper said...

I went ahead and decorated the house in fall, even though we do not "feel" the fall yet. That soup is calling my name. Guess what we'll probably have tomorrow? =] Thanks for sharing.

Kathryn Johnson said...

You are so lucky to have fall reach you! Here in Phoenix, we just hope fall doesn't pass us by!

Trish said...

I'm so making this! Thanks, Colleen!