As the weather starts to change, we all start to crave comforting meals and warming foods.
I love Summer, but after the incredibly high temperatures this year- I have to say that a part of me is looking forward to cosy nights in. A big part of that is enjoying some of my favourite Autumn comfort foods.
When the weather is warm, my body craves salads- and my appetite has only been able to manage small portions. However, now that we’re heading towards cooler weather, I’m ready for those big portion sizes again!
In this blog post, find out about my top 5 Autumn comfort foods- I’ve love to hear yours too!
1. Cinnamon Buns
Last Autumn and Winter, I loved checking out the local cafés of Sheffield– and a cinnamon bun was my favourite order!
There’s something so warm and cosy about a tasty cinnamon bun, especially when it’s warm and toasty and covered in delicious icing.
I can’t wait to eat lots of cinnamon buns again this year, sampling some of the sweet treats of my local independent cafés.
2. Spaghetti Bolognese
A hearty portion of spaghetti bolognese is the perfect Autumn comfort food!
During the Summer months, I normally choose lighter pasta dishes, but in Autumn and Winter I always crave big portions of delicious pasta, tomato sauce and beef.
You can make a vegetarian bolognese or pile in lots of minced beef for a quick iron fix!
My boyfriend has also taught me how to make the perfect lasagne, so I’ll be trying this meal out in the Autumn months!
3. Sausage Casserole
When I lived at home with my parents, sausage casserole was always a staple in the Autumn and Winter months.
Whether you choose to use pork sausages, turkey sausages or vegetarian/vegan substitutes- you can throw basically anything into a sausage casserole to make a warm and comforting Autumn meal.
You can also make this Autumn meal your own by adding spice, subbing the sausages for vegetables or pairing the dish with rice, bread and other sides.
I love making toasties in the Autumn months!
You can fill a toastie with pretty much anything, such as cheese, tuna, tomatoes, bacon, ham or beans.
In Summer I always favour cold sandwiches, so when Autumn rolls around I love making warm toasties for lunch to warm me up!
5. Sunday Dinner
For many people in the UK, Sunday dinner is top of the Autumn comfort food list.
I don’t normally make a Sunday dinner for myself, so when I lived at home with my parents or when I visit them now, I love this comforting meal.
Whether this is because it reminds me of weekends at home, or because it’s a hearty, large dish- a Sunday dinner is a delicious choice for your next Autumn meal.
What are your favourite Autumn comfort foods? Do you love to eat warm and cosy meals in the Autumn months? What would you add to my list?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x