I can’t kid myself any longer. There is no chance of hanging onto the last remnants of Summer today. The sky is cloudy, the wind has that chilly bite to it and to top it off I heard them forecasting snow on the radio this morning (though not down as low as our mountain!) It’s definitely Autumn with Winter fast approaching.
In a bid to ‘Make the best of things‘ I’m looking hard to find some positives to the colder months. Among those ‘positives’ is the change over from our Spring/Summer menu to our Autumn/Winter menu.
It’s not as fancy as it sounds, and many meals will stay the same, but it’s refreshing and pleasing to think about switching out salads for soups, looking at what fruit and veggies are going to be around and hunting down a few new recipes to try. And, you know, “a change is as good as a holiday” – or so they say!
So here’s our Autumn/Winter menu ideas…
Pasties – Planning With Kids has a great recipe.
Meat Pies/Pot Pies
Empanadas – going to try the basic dough recipe from Buttons Magee
Chilli with cheese bread
Chicken Mushroom Pasta
Chicken Noodle Soup
Pizza /peekaboo pizza bread
Tuna Mornay – my girls love tuna, just not with cheesy sauce but I’m giving this recipe from Innerpickle a go anyway!
Slow Cooker Chicken and Lentils – this will be my first foray into the world of slow cooker meals.
Stir fry with home made egg noodles – if I am brave enough to have a go at these
Indian Chicken with Naan Bread
Sausages with cheesy vegetable rice.
Roast – we are planning to save up to maybe have a nice roast every now an then!
So what is your favourite winter dinner?
Care to share your favourite winter recipe?
Check out updated list with more ideas for Autumn family meals here.