So here's my Thursday Thirteen:
Fall will officially be here Sunday, but weather-wise, I'm sure it's still quite a ways off. Still, I can't help but eagerly anticipate cooler temperatures and the wonderful foods that come along with them.
I've just started planning our menus for a month at a time instead of weekly. Last week, I finished out September's meals and I'm almost finished planning out October's. Even though it probably won't be cold enough in early October, I've started making plans for our weekly soup night. This year it'll be on Wednesday nights. That way I won't have to cook or have much clean-up on Thursdays when Survivor, CSI, and ER are on!
Next month's "soups" include
1. Billy's Prize-Winning Chili
2. Chicken & Dumplings
3. Vegetable Soup
4. Baked Potato Soup
5. Taco Soup
I'll have to work in some other old favorites along with several new ones in the coming months:
6. Tortilla Soup (new)
7. Creamy Mushroom Soup (new)
8. Black Bean and Corn Soup
9. Stuffed Bell Pepper Stoup (new)
10. Red Beans & Rice
11. Chicken Toscana Soup (new)
12. Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (new)
13. Broccoli & Cheese Soup (new)
I might even add a 14th soup this fall/winter: French Onion Soup (new).
The only problem with making so many different soups, especially in the southern part of the US, is by the time you've made each one, the weather's too hot to go around again!
Note: I can't believe I forgot to add Chicken & Sausage Gumbo to my list! I should be ashamed!