Edible Bucket List

If you know me, you know one of my favorite activities is cooking. If you know me well, you know that my favorite thing to cook is something that will be shared. I love quality, seasonal ingredients and unusual flavor combinations. There’s so much I don’t know about cooking, though, and I’m eager to learn and discover it. This is my fall bucket list, food, drink, and cooking edition. 

Have a dinner party. 

I love to cook for people. I always say, “It’s more fun to cook for others than it is to cook for yourself.” Something about laboring over something that nourishes body and soul is immensely appealing to me. Add in some good beer and wine, music, and company, and you’re set for a great night all around. The dinner party I’d like to throw would be almost all-out, with appetizers and multiple courses, but no formal dress required. Autumn seems as good a time as any for a nice meal and great night with friends and family.

Learn to cook Brussels sprouts.

I enjoy Brussels sprouts, when they’re cooked well. I guess that can be said for any food, though; it’s most enjoyable when it’s well-cooked. There are so many good recipes that utilize Brussels sprouts out there in the world that I’m looking forward to cooking with them and seeing which are my favorites. 

Make soup. 

Soup is another food I’ve never made. I love soup, especially in the colder months, and I especially love chicken noodle with vegetables. I’d love to learn to make another kind of soup, too, maybe minestrone or butternut squash. I’ve got months to do it, though, so maybe I’ll make both over the course of them. If you have any recipe recommendations, please leave them in the comments below! 

Visit a winery. 

Since I’ve been legally able to drink, I’ve never been to a winery. When I went before I turned twenty-one, I had to sit and watch everyone else trying the wines. I love wine, so the fact that I haven’t been to a winery when I can participate is a little strange. Now the leaves are beginning to change, so I think it would be lovely to bundle up and go before the wineries near me close for the season. 

What is your favorite fall food, drink, or comestible to make? Do you have any recommendations? Leave them in the comments below – happy fall!

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