With dewy mornings, pleasant afternoons and crisp evenings, it feels as if fall is in the air and what better way to celebrate the changing seasons than with a cozy, family-friendly lineup centered around our Nonna Pat’s signature tomato sauce and accoutrements like imported pasta, Italian rustica bread and our farmstead Grana-style cheese? Also included: Little Gem mini Romaine lettuce for salads; bicolor corn, eggplant and sweet peppers for sides; and the last of the summer peaches to craft something sweet for dessert.
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Roasted Ratatouille Toasts
A delightful spin on the classic stew, this time slathered on toasted bread as a starter.
Fresh Corn Salad
Crisp, crunchy and spicy, this side salad is even better the second day!
Carrot & Apple Sauté with Rosemary
This beautiful side dish sings of fresh autumn flavors.
Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
Punched up by sherry vinegar and Dijon mustard, this vinaigrette will add a bright, yet rich, finish to salad greens.
Homemade Corn Stock
This sweet, golden broth can be used to add flavor to soups, chowders or even risotto in lieu of chicken stock!