We have to create our own sense of Fall here in Phoenix. Sadly, it's still in the upper 90's most of the day, cooling down to a brisk 85F by dinner time. *sighhh
No worries. Flavors of the season can still make me feel like it's actually Fall outdoors and if I close my eyes and breath in deeply, inhaling the scents of pumpkin, and spices coming from the kitchen I can almost imagine the oranges, yellows and reds of changing leaves.
Then I open my eyes, look out the window and remember cacti don't have leaves. Oh well. Bring on the stew!
This was the first of many delicious, full of flavor comforting autumn foods we will enjoy this season.
It did in fact have more broth than the picture showed but I must not have put enough in this bowl. I love slow cooker meals as they are a life saver during the busy school and work weekdays. With 4 kids we have practices, cub scouts and dance lessons most every evening. It's so nice to walk in the door to a hot, home made dinner we can all sit down to together.
Is there anything better than slow cooked pumpkin in mild spices? The ginger was amazing in this and I think I will add a bit more next time, maybe a pinch of cinnamon too. This dish is full of good for you protein and is a very filling dinner. The kids all loved it!