Monday, October 15, 2012

Getting into Autumn

Ohhh listen to that thunder rumble! There is a bad storm going on outside as I type this post. The skies are dark like late evening just before darkness takes completely over, the rain is steady and hard while the thunder is making sure his presence is not overlooked! As long as I don't have to go anywhere, I enjoy a day like this once in a while.

The trees seem to be changing colors this Fall much sooner and quicker than in the past. DH did not believe me when I told him the mountain colors were near peak until I pointed out the trees already changing colors here. We had planned to take a day trip to the mountains for the show but he got bronchitis and needed to stay home and rest. Maybe next year.

I fixed Beth's Rustic Sausage Dinner the other night with a few of my own variations added. Oh wow! I do believe we have a new Autumn favorite! By the time I thought of taking a picture, it had been devoured by my group of bottomless pits so once again I used Beth's picture.
The next night I fixed seared chicken strips with a salad, corn on the cob and some delicious parmesan tomatoes! Another winner! I trimmed the chicken breasts (the number you use depends on your family) then I cut them up into thin bite size strips. I used my trusty cast iron skillet with about 3 Tablespoons of oil. While the oil is getting nice and hot, season the chicken strips generously with salt and pepper. Place chicken in hot oil in the skillet then sprinkle Worsterchire sauce on chicken as it cooks. The chicken is small and thin so it doesn't take long to cook and the seasoning along with Worsterchire really packs a flavor punch! You can saute some complimentary veggies in another skillet to add in with the chicken before serving.
The tomatoes were delicious. Preheat oven to 425° F. Place sliced tomatoes on a baking sheet. Top with shredded Parmesan, dill, salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil and bake until the tomatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
I can definitely see these two meals being made again! Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!


Margaret said...

Well what a timely post! I was just about to make the grocery list. lol! Have to check out the recipe for the first dish. Everything looks so good!

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Maggie said...

I love a good thunder storm, lol, especially when i'm tucked away in doors!

The food looks yummy!

Susan said...

Those food items have made me hungry to try them also. I love tomatoes about any way they come at me! Thanks for the chicken too.

Happy Stitching!

Carolyn NC said...

Yummy pictures! Hope all is doing well with you!