Celebrate the changing season and the bounty of the autumn harvest with seasonal recipes and décor that are perfect for entertaining. Your local farm stand can provide great inspiration and fresh, seasonal produce for this menu – butternut squash, pears, carrots, red onions, parsnips and red potatoes.
To ensure you’ll have time to enjoy your guests’ company, you can make many of the courses ahead of time. For your main dish, season the pork tenderloin and keep it refrigerated until you are ready to roast it in the oven. Cut up the vegetables and toss in the olive oil and orange juice in advance, as well.
The cool, crisp evening air provides the perfect reason to enjoy your party inside. Take a cue from Mother Nature and use gourds, baby pumpkins and colorful autumn leaves to decorate your table. Formal place settings and table linens add to the seasonal atmosphere, while long tapered candles bring elegance and warmth to the décor.
To save preparation time, purchase fresh or frozen butternut squash which has been peeled and cut into chunks. This soup is also delicious serve chilled.
Paprika provides a subtle smokiness while a sprinkle of cinnamon and a dash of sugar lend a sweet undertone to this very flavorful yet lean cut of meat.
Elevate seasonal roasted vegetables with roasted ginger, earthy cumin and aromatic thyme.
Dried cherries add a festive touch to this bread pudding. For a moist pudding, make sure the bread cubes are soaked with the milk mixture.
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