Fall/winter eats

Discussion in 'The Cookbook' started by gorgo2, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    If you're blessed or afflicted with seasonal change (depending on your point of view), what foods, if any, do you prepare during the later months? For us it's something I think we invented, leastways we never heard of it before we first made it years ago. Easy and cheap:

    •2 cans Butter Beans (not drained, add the water)
    •2 cans Split Pea w/Bacon (we add only 1 can of water but you might like both)
    •1 can Cream of Mushroom (no water)

    Simmer for a few hours until it starts to meld. Add any kind of meat: browned sage sausage is good but so are chopped brats, cubed ham, etc. Pepper and season to taste, top with croutons. Does well accompanied by beer. Like home made chili and soup, it tastes even better the next day.

    Your turn!
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  2. IDuck

    IDuck Well-Known Member

    I have a lot of elk that will be getting cooked up...I feel like during this time of year we use a slow cooker a lot more and just did slow cooked elk burgers.
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  3. pvtbanks

    pvtbanks Corners First

    That sounds incredible. Deer and elk are my two favorites. I've only had elk a few times, one of my friends dad used to travel up north and elk hunt. But I cherish the times I did have it.
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  4. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    Fall in my house means venison,we make it in alot of different ways all of it is absolutely delicious! My daughter and my son both love it.My favorite recipe is hunter's stew.
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  5. Omaney

    Omaney Well-Known Member

    Split pea soup
    Ten Can stew
    Beef Stroganoff
    Chili Verde

    I adore this time of year for the culinary opportunity.
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  6. DDuckyMark

    DDuckyMark Ducky Duck and the Hiding Bunch

    I eat more Hispanic food when its cold. Reminds me of my childhood in a subtropical climate. The Hispanic neighbors thought it was great fun to feed a little blonde kid all the foods that little blonde kids didn't usually eat. I'm hoping to be able to move back after this winter is over.
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  7. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    beef stew (just made my first one, 8 hrs. in the crock pot. yum)
    pasta w/ red sauce
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  8. CyanideMetal

    CyanideMetal Wild and crazy guy

    Make that Red Clam sauce and I'll be there in 5.;)
  9. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Fra diavolo w. Clams ?
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  10. CyanideMetal

    CyanideMetal Wild and crazy guy

    Yes and the a little on the spicier side.
  11. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

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  12. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Rice, hamburger, cream of mushroom soup, all mixed together. With a loaf of garlic bread.
    Meatloaf & mashed potatoes.
    7 bean soup with (meat of choice) in crock pot
    Stuffed Bell peppers
    Soups, lots of homemade soups. Mushroom is my favorite.
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  13. Jvanis

    Jvanis Active Member

    Lots and lots of soups.

    Non cream based mostly.

    One of my favorites, french onion because I get to use sharp knives a lot to cut the onions...
  14. JR Reyes

    JR Reyes I scream for....chicken wings??

    Caldo de Res (Beef soup)

    Have a bite..
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  15. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Gosh, that looks good! :drool:

    (anything with cilantro gets a +1 from me :) )
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  16. JR Reyes

    JR Reyes I scream for....chicken wings??

    thanks. the cilantro really puts it on the next level. along with a squeeze of fresh lime.
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  17. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord

    NorCal seasonal changes tend to be subtle, but I do look forward to the cool months of fall as I tend to do more sausage making & smoking this time of year.

    Some of the Fall family favorites I make:

    Fresh bockwurst with red cabbage & potato pancakes with apple sauce, all home-made.

    Smoked kielbasa — I'm the only 'non-Polish' person in my house, so kielbasa is a real favorite this time of year...

    Another favorite is my Thai-style Chicken sausage...cilantro, peanut, garlic and plenty of heat....

    I just need the find more time on weekends for more grinding & stuffing.......:D:D:D:eek:
  18. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    I'll take a pound of the kielbasa and some latke, please!
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  19. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

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  20. Joef

    Joef Well-Known Member

    Being I'm in Florida, it goes from hot to a little cool for the most part. But it seems that wild pig, Boston butt, gets a good rubbing of some dry rub and smoked a lot.
    But also being Sicilian ,
    Here's a good and easy one..
    2 flats of cherry tomatoes
    Garlic...to your liking
    About a 1/4 cup of olive oil
    1/4 stick of butter
    And some fresh basil

    Slice the tomatoes in half, add the oil, butter and garlic and simmer on low for about a half hour on low. When the tomatoes are soft, remove the lid and turn up the heat for a minute or 2, turn off the heat and add the chopped basil.
    Then boils some pasta, sear some scallops with olive oil and some old bay or seasoning of the sort and enjoy.
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