This is really any season, but it’s a neat dessert to make together and a little glamorous. You make an egg crepe batter (if you are interested, I’ll get the actual recipe out for you) then cook it and stuff it omelette style, filling it with cherry pie filling and sour cream. After you fold the egg over the filling you sprinkle it with powdered sugar, douse it with flavored brandy, then light it on fire. Sooooo good, and very dramatic. Fun to make together.
I love the idea of planning a cooking date! I’m not a chef by any means, but I love cooking and I enjoy making my family melt away because of an amazing dinner. It’s 100 times more pleasant if DH is genuinely pleased. And I’m not even Italian!
Where we live grilling outdoors and eating dinner outdoors in fall is lovely! Especially taking our time, maybe with a glass of wine…. Anyhow, I could imagine a grilled steak with a side I make and call a fall harvest salad. I get a butternut squash, skin it and cut it into bite sized squares. I roast this in the oven with a bit of olive oil. Once cooked, softened and cooled, I add this to a salad of spinach, VERY thinly sliced green apples, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), and raisins or dried cranberries. The final touch is some yummy salty shavings of a good quality parmesan cheese on top. The salad dressing for this is a basic homemade balsamic dressing, 1 TBSP each of balsamic, olive oil, dijon mustard, maple syrup and apple cider vinegar, then add chopped garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Whisk or stir thoroughly and it’s done. Dessert? Dark chocolate and strawberries in bed :).
In fall, I’m really craving soups and stews, but those can leave me feeling really full and heavy. Maybe, if I was planning a special meal with the idea of moving to the bedroom, I’d half the portions. There’s nothing better than a yummy creamy potato soup with onion, celery, peas, ham or bacon (or both!), and cheese. But maybe half the portion and add a crisp salad on the side. Here’s a version I like. I normally make this with leftover ham from Thanksgiving, but it’s delicious whenever, just pick a cooked ham with lots of flavor.
Pinterest is a good place to look for recipes, as well as allrecipes.com. I’m a savory person and can’t help you much when it comes to desserts or sweets, but you might find ideas from others. I hope you find just the right meal to enjoy together!
Acorn squash! Cut it in half, remove seeds. Slice up a baking apple and put it in the center of the squash. Top with some brown sugar and butter and any other topping you like. I think the recipe originally had raisins or cranberries, nuts might be good too. Bake at 350 until its soft. Soo good, it’s like a desert.