Twenty-three weeks: Sunset is coming a little earlier each night. The town has a feel of the end of tourist season approaching with sale signs on souveniers downtown, fewer choices on flavors at the local ice cream stand, and restaurants cutting back their hours again. The temperatures at night are more regularly dipping into the low 60s and high 50s. It is perfect for sleeping with the windows open and the air conditioning turned off. I bet if I took a drive up the road I would see leaves starting to turn on some of the earliest trees.
As we begin to look towards fall I am thinking the summer of grilling will wind up in a few weeks and I have really had fun trying to find all the things we can grill. I will definitely keep it up a bit through the fall and will be grilling our turkey for Thanksgiving this year. I loved having the focus for my meals it helped me in planning everything. So, I have decided to make this the fall of vintage and old-fashioned recipes.
The first question my family asked when I talked to them about this was, “How vintage are you talking? Like stuff suspended in gelatin vintage?” You remember the recipes your moms, grandmothers, and family has passed down for years. Those are the recipes. The old church cookbooks and homey type dishes.
I was reading earlier that sloppy joes and chicken tettrazini are rarely made anymore in homes. I want to bring that hominess back to recipes. They said to make sloppy joes in lettuce wraps? That is NOT a sloppy joe. Maybe it isn’t the healthiest meal but add a salad and a green vegetable and you have a decent meal.
I think this will be fun! What are your favorite dishes your moms, grandmothers, and other family members used to make?