It’s not technically fall yet, but in St. Louis, it’s hard NOT to anticipate the cooler weather! That’s why we’re bringing you some of our favorite, delicious fall comfort foods, to get you in the spirit. Fall offers some of the tastiest, most satisfying foods and flavors like squash, pumpkin, cinnamon, pears and potatoes. Cooking with in-season ingredients and flavors, ensures that your food is fresh and will be at it’s peak flavor. We’ve all seen those tiny sweet potatoes and butternut squashes at the store in the spring, that are a bit unappealing. There’s a reason for that! It’s not the right time for them. Eat seasonal for optimum flavor, nutrition and to support your local food community.
Below are some favorite fall comfort foods that promise to be tasty and satisfying – perfect for enjoying when a chilly night finally comes around.
Mini Chicken Pot Pies
If you don’t know us, then we should tell you right now – we LOVE mini food. There’s something about the thought of packing so much flavor into one small portion or bite, that gets us excited. We recently “mini-fied” this classic fall comfort food for a bride and groom looking to offer guests small plates for their wedding reception. Mini mason jars give us just enough room for the perfect amount of filling and a browned flaky crust.
Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Shooter
Soup lovers can have their soup and enjoy it too! Soup shooters are a great way to incorporate the dish into your event without having a first course. Hors d’oeuvres help satisfy guests and get them up and mingling, right from the start of your event. And with grilled cheese and tomato soup being one of the ULTIMATE fall comfort foods, this hors d’oeuvre is sure to satisfy a bunch.
A Ces & Judy’s signature dish, carrot souffle is baked almost every day in our kitchen around Thanksgiving time. The sweet dish is packed with a whole lotta carrots and what makes EVERY dish taste better – butter. This is a fall comfort food that we love to share with our family and friends.
Mini Fruit Pies
Dessert buffets are literally taking the cake at wedding receptions. Mini Pies are perfect for a fall wedding. and can be easily customized by choosing a favorite filling or two. Displaying on an old hutch or produce stand is a great way to add a rustic element to your reception.
Caramelized Butternut Squash with Hazelnut-Sage Pesto
Not ours, but definitely thinking we need to convince Chef Mary to put this on the menu! With the main ingredient, butternut squash, in abundance during fall, this side would make a perfect accompaniment to a hearty meat dish or soup. With the creamy pesto on top, you’ll feel comforted from the inside out. Find the recipe here.
Choose a few of these fall comfort foods to enjoy at a dinner party, or incorporate into your wedding or holiday get-together. What is your favorite fall comfort food?
Looking to cater delicious food for a fall event? Contact Ces & Judy’s today.
Can’t get enough fall food? Check out 5 of our favorite fall food trends here.