6 Foods We're Looking Forward to Eating in November that Have Nothing to Do with Thanksgiving
Roasted Butternut Squash with Pomegranate and Tahini
“Even though the apple hype hits in September, I think it’s never cold enough by then to truly enjoy hot apple cider. By November, it’s the perfect drink to snuggle up to–always topped with whipped cream and cinnamon. Salads with butternut squash and pomegranate seeds scream cold weather and winter to me. I know pie is an obvious Thanksgiving food, but there’s something about a pumpkin pie or apple pie that is so delicious for November. I cannot eat chili if it is even remotely warm out, so I’m starting to get exciting about stirring up a big pot of thick, hearty chili.”– Sara Tane, Digital Fellow, CookingLight.comGet the recipe.
Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili
Skillet Chicken Pot Pie
“There’s no doubt, I could easily subsist off of various soups and brothy, nourishing noodle bowls for the majority of my fall and winter meals… but the dish I look forward to digging into most this time of year, hands down, is a rich chicken pot pie. Be it wrapped in flakey pastry or topped with buttery biscuits, pot pie is one of those comfort foods I’ll go back for second (and third) helpings on without a second thought.”– Darcy Lenz, Editor, MyRecipes.comGet the recipe.
Soulful Chicken Soup
Cheesy Potato Casserole
“I don’t even eat turkey at Thanksgiving. In fact, I eat almost no meat. You could not make a turkey on Thanksgiving, and I actually couldn’t care less. I just eat the sides. And I’m praying to get to Thanksgiving just so that I can eat my Papaw’s potato casserole.”– Kimberly Holland, Editor, CookingLight.com Get the recipe.
“For breakfast, overnight oats (you can prep overnight to save time in the morning, and it’s much healthier than the breakfast casseroles I know I’ll be eating a bunch for Thanksgiving and Christmas when guests are in town). For lunch and dinner, I’m looking forward to trying out new soups and stews so that I can have more in my arsenal (right now it’s basically chili, corn chowder, and chicken noodle soup). My mom used to make shepherd’s pie a lot during the fall and winter, and I’ve never made my own so I plan to try it out this month as well as chicken and dumplings (same—never made my own).”– Emma Crist, Assistant Editor, MyRecipes.comGet the recipe.