I haven't felt like cooking in what seems like ages. And thus I haven't shared any recipes. The weather is finally starting to become crisp enough in the evenings to inspire me to turn on the oven. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year for cooking, as root vegetables are plentiful and the season just calls for hearty casseroles, soups, and roasts.
I was thumbing through my cookbooks the other day for some new ideas when I rediscovered my copy of Betty Crocker's New Dinner for Two Cookbook from 1964.
I've actually never used it! Yet this cookbook is a gem. It has recipes broken into regional favorites (such as the East, the Southwest, Midwest), seasons (so there is a menu for fall), quick dinners, dinners for company, thrifty dinners, and tips and tricks. There are a great variety of recipes here, from Minute Steak to Lobster Tails. How did I overlook this cookbook?
Doesn't this roast pork look yummy? It's the perfect fall menu , as apples are at their prime and squash is in season:
Some of the menus contain a helpful timetable:
Why don't ALL cookbooks have schedules? And all cookbooks should have charming illustrations too:
I think it might be fun to try a mid-century recipe or two and let you know how it turns out. What are some of your favorite fall recipes?