There seems to be one time of year when I really branch out and try new recipes and that time of year is now – the fall. Even though the mornings aren’t always crisp and the days aren’t necessarily chilly in October in DC, I still tend to want to nest and make soups, chili and break out the crock pot. Surely others do this? Mr. Wired Momma has come to think of this time of year as his 4-6 week window where the standard Taco Tuesday and Pizza Friday are rotated out (sparingly, of course, I wouldn’t want anyone to get too spoiled or their expectations too high) for something new and different. Clearly I am tres exotique in the kitchen, right?
It’s not just making dinner at home that changes for me in the fall, it’s also where we like to eat out and what we tend to order when we eat out. Look, on a hot July day, you will not find me ordering pasta at an Italian restaurant. Frankly, it doesn’t even really occur to me to go to an Italian restaurant when it’s hot (no offense, Italian restaurants). But come October, it’s topping my list. Do you do this? As it’s my season to be on the hunt for new recipes, I’d love to know what your fall favorite meals are and share the recipe! Right now I have a rare beef stew going in the crock pot, so surely chili is coming later this week. Please, share away by emailing them to me at WiredMomma@me.com. I will happily turn them all into a great fall recipes post from the fabulous and amazing WM readers.
And while I’m on the hunt for good Italian food, I’m thinking I’m trying out this local Italian restaurant, Tragara in Bethesda, using Restaurant.com next. Are there any local spots on your must-try list that tend to pique your interest when the weather changes? Do you eat differently when the seasons change?