It doesn’t usually take this much effort to get me into the fall mood. Well, maybe it’s more accurate to say it’s taking more effort than usual to get me to do fall things. I thought a good sheet pan meal would be the place to start.
Diced red potatoes and baby carrots on one sheet, and broccoli and caulIflower with the beef sausage on another. I shook the potatoes in a covered bowl with oil and some mild spices before laying them on the sheet. The baby carrots I laid on top of them after they had baked for a while. I shook the broccoli in what was left in the bowl and put them in the oven at the same time as the carrots. It all took about 40 minutes. It was delicious.
For a snack I had a pumpkin bagel with cream cheese and honey. It has been a long time since I’ve added the honey and it takes me back to when I was really little.
I always love how the honey causes the cream cheese to crack. I have vivid memories of enjoying this experiment. Even the sight of it brings me joy.
And I just realized I’m out of nutmeg, so I’ll pick some of that up because I feel the Fall Baking Spirit beginning to take hold.