Seasonal Sundays (Week 41) Easy Fall Suppers

Well, hey there, Fall! It's the season many of us are called back into the kitchen to really cook. Today I'm sharing supper recipes, mostly one-pot, mostly the Quick Suppers that Kitchen Parade is famed for. Let me inspire a meal or two during the coming week ...

Seasonal Sundays ♥, a seasonal collection of recipes and life ideas in and out of the kitchen.

Welcome to Seasonal Sundays ...

Whew. What a blur, September.

My old laptop had a near-death experience on the first Sunday, then died-for-good on Labor Day. I'd been nursing it too-long-along because of a much-used photo app with no hope of an after-life.

So be it. Off to the Apple store I went, ready to birth a new laptop, only to find that delivery, ahem, was in three weeks and oh-by-the-way, the Genius docs wouldn't touch transferring my digital life support systems: almost four decades of files, saved mail, contacts and calendar.

But I found a nearby doula, an old-fashioned computer shop dusty with clunky gear. And grab the cigars because the baby -- aka new laptop -- came early! And the doula breathed the miracle of new life into spanking-new lifeform aka a MacBook Pro.

What didn't come, at least not yet? Mail, Contacts and Calendar. (I have backups, just need help getting them installed.)

In the mean time, unrelated, my email provider crashed and burned during a platform migration, I'm without mail for ten days now. For all who've dropped me notes, give it a week and hit me again because those messages are probably never going to arrive. I'm switching to another provider but even that, gad, takes a week or so.

In the mean time, our house was turned inside out with window people (wow, the glass now, the see-through screens now) followed by painters and while I've restored normalcy in a couple of room, mostly furniture is pushed to the middle and covered with tarps.

In the mean time, our security system failed. We'd actually been without monitoring for FIVE months so fired their xxx-es parted ways with the security company. Piece by piece, we've installed a more modern system, more on that later. It required an internet upgrade, a project that quickly moved to the top of my list.

Have I been cooking? Hardly. I love the new laptop but am still very much working out the details of the new photo software.

But anyway, here I am after another life-happens hiatus.

Consider today's Seasonal Sundays a birth announcement of sorts ... or maybe, well, baby steps.

Made Me Think ...

  • Never say never but who's repelled by the "butter boards" taking over the internet, just butter spread across a board and topped with a few seasonings, bits of fruit and nuts. But the basic premise is to just eat butter. BUTTER. Thoughts???
  • The Run-Up An out-of-the-mainstream look at the issues facing voters in the Midterms just a few weeks away. Listen, especially, to the episode called The Guardrails: How is it that evangelicals follow the "2 Corinthians" candidate with such religiosity?
  • Dark Early the morning of the Queen's funeral, I shined up my borrowed tiara, baked a tray of scones and steeped the last of the Canadian Red Rose in a Denby pot to pour into English bone-china teacups. Why were some (me included) so moved by her passing?


Balkan Summer Sausage Stew, another one-pot Quick Supper ♥, a small portion of flavor-packed summer sausage with zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes or turnips, a hearty, satisfying dinner.

Skillet Burgers with Tomato Gravy ♥, bun-free and on the table in an hour with pantry ingredients. LowCarb. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly.

Chicken Cider Stew, another Quick Supper ♥, a colorful fall stew with sweet potatoes, carrots. Rave reviews. Weight Watchers friendly!

Mac n Chicken, just your best Mac n Cheese with chicken, with protein ♥ One-Pot Comfort Food. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Long-Time Family Favorite. High Protein. Great for Meal Prep. Recipe, insider tips, nutrition and Weight Watchers points included.

Chicken with Apple & Creamy Cider Gravy ♥, a one-skillet chicken dish, perfect for fall. Full-flavored chicken thighs cradled in creamy gravy made with apple cider.

Cauliflower Risotto ♥, an easy risotto with cauliflower, bacon, fresh herbs, Parmesan cheese.

Sausage & Cabbage Skillet, another Quick Supper ♥

Something to Read: My Favorite Book in 2022

How favorite? I listened to We Begin at the End twice. This isn't a background book that you can listen to while doing something else, unless you can really listen. The language is rich and complex, the many characters fully developed, the plot line inventive. Don't let the "mysteries" category chase you away: there are several "mysteries" but really, it's the coming of age story of Duchess Radley, self-proclaimed outlaw plus the love and loyalties of friends and families crossing time and generations.

Don't Be a Stranger ...

I'd love to hear from you. Comment, send me a quick e-mail via, dot-dash in Morse code, build a fire for smoke signals, launch a message in a bottle, send a Christmas letter, get the dog to yip, toss me a note wrapped in a rubberband, write a message in the sky, scratch a note in the sand, listen to a seashell, tuck a question into a plastic Easter egg, whatever.

Kitchen Parade is written by second-generation food columnist Alanna Kellogg and features fresh, seasonal dishes for every-day healthful eating and occasional indulgences. Quick Suppers are Kitchen Parade favorites and feature recipes easy on the budget, the clock, the waistline and the dishwasher. Do you have a favorite recipe that other Kitchen Parade readers might like? Just send me a quick e-mail via How to print a Kitchen Parade recipe. Never miss a recipe! If you like this recipe, sign up for a free e-mail subscription. If you like Kitchen Parade, you're sure to like my food blog about vegetable recipes, too, A Veggie Venture. When you make my recipes, I'd love to know your results! Just leave a comment below or better still, on the specific recipe's page.

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