September Meal Plan
September is a month that feels like it’s bursting with activity. For sure, in these still-pandemic times, it’s not a “normal” September. But, schools are starting, some more businesses are opening, the weather will be changing, and life will be moving forward, as it does, no matter what.
I am one of the folks who love fall and spring more than winter or summer. I love the in between weather, at its most appealing when the days are warm and the nights are cool. In the fall I try to spend as much time outside as I can, soaking in the changing colors and picking as many apples as humanly possible. I feel greedy about holding on to the opportunities to take endless walks and become a bit sappy and wistful as the days get shorter (well, of course they don’t get shorter, actually. I’m not a total boob. But damn, I do love me some daylight).
And of course I lean hard into the bridge between summer cooking and fall cooking. I think one of the reasons I love living in a temperate area is because of the evolution of the seasonal foods and cooking styles during the year. And September just plain rocks. You can still fall head first into a pile of tomatoes, but it’s also time to start thinking about braising some lamb chops, peeling and roasting butternut squash, and making an apple crisp or two or three.
As I write this I’m on a much needed vacation in Cape Cod for a week with my husband and two sons…who are heading off to California and Spain for college shortly. I will spare you the angst and focus on the food. When we get home, I’ll have less than a week to cook up some of the fall favorites before they hit the road, and then I will continue on my never-ending cooking jag, but the seats at the table will have to be filled by hungry friends and other family members, since cooking for two is not my metier. Maybe it will be someday, but for now, I’m still in a “the more the merrier” state of mind.
What to Cook This September: You can still fall head first into a pile of tomatoes, but it’s also time to start thinking about braising some lamb chops, peeling and roasting butternut squash, and making an apple crisp or two or three.Tweet This
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Here’s what’s top of mind for September.