I think pot roast is tasty just about any time of the year. It's easy to make and all you need it a crock pot. Put everything in at the beginning of the day, let it cook nice and slow and then you've got an amazing meal at the end of the day to serve to your gaming friends when they all come over! Eat up while you decide what you're going to play, or take a break from playing games to have a nice dinner!
I love pinwheels. In fact I've shared another pinwheel-style recipe before. They are so easy and they're a fantastic shareable finger food...and these? Well...bacon. Need I say more. What brave adventurers don't want to partake in tasty bacon goodness? (Except maybe vegetarian ones...but in that case...well they can just have drink the mead and toast to your hearty bacony goodness...or not?) But on to the bacony goodness!
In the fall and winter, I absolutely love the butternut squash and autumn squash soup you can get at a various restaurants. My favorite is probably the autumn squash soup they have at Panera Bread, so I have scoured the internet for recipes that are copycats for those delicious restaurant squash soups.
I love making spritz cookies - these are the kind of cookies you make using a cookie press. They're pretty easy to make. It took me a while to get the hand of the cookie press. I've been making them for years now, but I have to admit that at first - my spritz cookies really didn't resemble anything. They just kinda looked like blobs. Now, the first few years I made spritz cookies, I make plain ones. Then I discovered this recipe. I never looked back.
So, I absolutely LOVE Egg Nog. Like Seriously. So when I saw I could make sugar cookies with Egg Nog, I knew I had to try it. I haven't yet...so this is a recipe we can all try together. When I try it, I will share pictures.
All through college I sang in a Madrigal choir and, of course, we always did a big Madrigal dinner at the beginning of December each year. Four nights of performances during which a huge roast beef four-course meal was served, medieval dances performed, a fake Boar's Head was carried through the room while we sang the Boar's Head processional and...of course - we sang Wassailing carols while hot Wassail was served.
It's almost Thanksgiving and everyone is making their Thanksgiving dishes. I'm always in charge of Green Bean Casserole, but one of my favorite dishes is corn pudding. Just like any dish...there's about a thousand and one ways to make corn pudding. This dish is kind of like if corn pudding and corn bread had a baby and I love it!
The kids will love this variation on roasted pumpkin seeds...they're like cinnamon toast!!!
These pumpkin seeds certainly aren't the ones you'll remember from the days roasting pumpkin seeds with mom or grandma when you were a kid...but they're sure to be a hit on game night with the grown ups! They're made with whiskey and bacon drippings!
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are a family tradition for a lot of families in the fall, especially around Halloween. If you carve Jack-0-Lanterns, why not clean off the seeds and roast up those seeds. But did you know you can do more than just put some melted butter and salt on them? One of my favorite variations is the Garlic Parmesan Pumpkin seeds, though you have to be careful...this variation is easy to burn. I do it almost every time for some reason. I always end up burning like a third of my seeds.