Fall Flavors

This weekend, E.J. and I made our annual visit to the Texas Renaissance Festival with our friends Kenny and Elaine.  Fortunately, Paleo options abound at the fair, and we feasted on sausage, sweet potato tots, and sauerkraut. We wore the same outfits as last year, but we both had to make some major adjustments to our costumes to get them to fit right.  E.J. ended up ordering another shirt and kilt since the old ones were too big to alter, and I tore apart the shirt, vest, and skirt, cutting out 6 inches or so out and putting it all back together.

It’s amazing what a difference a year makes.

On Sunday, it was back to the weekly prep, and while some ribs were doing their thing in the smoker, I worked on a few seasonably autumn dishes.

First, I started the Crock Pot going on this excellent Beef and Mushroom stew.  I cooked it on low for about 7 hours, and since I had some ribeye in the freezer, I used that instead of stew meat… it turned out pretty wow.

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While that was going, I made a fresh batch of my favorite ground lamb Shepherds Pie which is got its amazing flavor from fresh thyme and rosemary.

Then I made this One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner from Cooking Classy. Its got all of my favorite fall flavors all rolled into one easy dish, and makes plenty when cooked on an extra large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

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Finally, I made a double batch of our favorite Paleo Sandwich Bread, which we’ve been enjoying with breakfast this week.

It’s still a bit unseasonably warm here in Houston this week, but hopefully the cool fall weather will make its way down here soon.  I’m ready for leggings weather!

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