Kids Cooking: Warming Fall Foods to Fill Your Tummy!

Posted by Danielle

Autumn is definitely a lovely time of year.  Beautiful colors abound on changing leaves of trees and golden sunsets – a feast for your eyes.  The air turns crisp and makes your cheeks a bit rosy as the fallen leaves crunch beneath your feet. There is nothing quite like a brisk walk through the trees to get your blood flowing and fresh air in your lungs.  How about some yummy warm breakfast,dinner and dessert ideas to fill your tummy after that fall walk in the woods?  Join me in the kitchen, won’t you?

Cinnamon Bread Bread Pudding from Fifteenspatulas.com
Waking up on a cool autumn morning can be a daunting task.  Your feet touch the cool floor and you’d rather cuddle up in bed then get up and at ‘em.  This deliciously sweet cinnamon bread pudding will make you RUN to the breakfast table…..promise!  Bread puddings are quite simple to make and easily customized.  Feel free to swap ingredients or make a savory rather than sweet pudding.

You can use raisins in this recipe if you can’t find currants.  It is also okay to skip the rum as not everyone likes alcohol in their food. Either way, this is fabulous!

Butternut Soup with Cumin from Epicurious.com 
I always get excited when the weather changes and it is time to make a hearty soup!  There is nothing more warming than a hot bowl of home-made soup to soothe the chill in your body.  Another fantastic attribute of soup is that you can add whatever you want!  It is so easy to sneak anything into soup……like that extra sweet potato that has been lingering in your pantry ;D Here is a favorite soup of mine that I look forward to making each autumn after the harvest.

This soup has an amazing depth of flavor that will send you back to the kitchen for seconds.  When I make this soup, I usually add sausage with sage and use a bit of cream.  You can add whatever you like, or make it just the way it is!

Pumpkin Cake with Cider Carmel Sauce from MandysRecipeBox.Blogspot.co.uk
The next step?  Dessert, of course!!  This time of year I just can’t seem to get enough pumpkin.  In fact, canned pumpkin is hard to find here in London.  Whenever I get back to the United States I buy tons of it and stick it in my suitcase–Sounds crazy, but you would do the same thing!  This last recipe is so yummy and delicious that my mouth waters when I think about it.  Everyone will be your best friend if you make this. You can make extra cider caramel sauce to put on ice cream, too–I know I will!

So there you have it, as promised, some good eats to fill your tummies and put a smile back on your face.  When the leaves turn lovely colors and the frost welcomes you in the morning with a chilly sparkle, remember all the warming harvest meals that await you.  There is nothing that beats gathering in the kitchen and nourishing your soul with family and friends.

Happy Harvest To You!

Aunt Dani

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