Now that September is here and the weather is getting a bit cooler (although we did have a lovely start to the month… here’s hoping it continues!), it’s time to start thinking about what kind of autumn recipes you can serve up on your oilcloth tablecloths to keep the family well fed and happy. Here are five fab ideas that we’ve found online to help you get started this season.
Roasted autumn vegetables with Lancashire cheese
This recipe was found on the BBC Good Food website and it’s a particularly healthy one, perfect for those colder nights that are on their way. What we love about this one is that it all cooks up in one dish so you won’t have much washing up to do after supper, which is definitely a plus! All you need is a butternut squash, a red onion, some fresh sage, a courgette, some balsamic vinegar and some Lancashire cheese. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it?
Who doesn’t love a Delia Smith recipe? You know you’re going to get something amazing when you come across one of hers and this pot-roasted pheasant will certainly be no different. If you’re looking for a break from turkey, give this pheasant dish a go. You’ll need port, shallots, garlic, chestnut mushrooms, oven-ready pheasants (a brace), smoked bacon, red wine, thyme and a few bay leaves. Could this sound any more autumnal? We can’t wait to make it.
Roast carrot and fennel soup
Autumn is the best time of year to start doing lots of soup making and while you might be put off by the idea, it’s actually really easy to make your own soup. Roast carrot and fennel, a Jamie Oliver recipe, sounds incredibly tasty and very warming, so serve it up for your family this weekend. Amazing!
Highland pheasant with apples
The Bake Off is now in full swing so we have to include a Mary Berry recipe in here somewhere and we love the sound of this highland pheasant and apple recipe. Don’t use legs, apparently, as they can be tough if not cooked for long enough. Breast is best, so it would seem! You can also prepare this recipe ahead if you undercook it a bit and then reheat it gently until it’s hot. It can be frozen for up to a month if you add the cream and lemon juice in after it’s been defrosted and you’re ready to cook it.
Chicken with red peppers, chorizo and chilli
You have James Martin to thank for this quite frankly amazing-sounding recipe. Spanish food is very warming so perfect for this time of year. Stock up on red peppers, chorizo, a chicken without its giblets, some white wine, chillis, fresh herbs and some shallots, and you’re ready to roll. James also suggests throwing in some new potatoes into the pan if you want a one-pot wonder that the whole family will love.