Fall is the best time of year in New England not only because of the beautiful and bright foliage, but also because it's time to break out the more hearty dishes. This is one of the best seasons to start experimenting with meat-based cold weather recipes. There is something soothing and nostalgic about eating a meal from the crock pot or gathering around the table for a Sunday roast.
At Cerra's Market, we recommend taking advantage of some of the in-season fruits and vegetables to compliment your choice of meat that you can pick up from our Italian deli. If you're looking for some new Fall season dishes to add to your repertoire, check out our personal favorites.
Chicken Pot Pie
Nothing says fall season than a pot pie served piping hot. The best part about chicken pot pie is that it's easy to throw together and there's plenty of leftovers for lunch or a second helping. Aside from the buttery, flaky crust, the star of the show is the chicken. Pick up some boneless and skinless chicken breasts from Cerra's Market, or add some new flavor into the mix with our pre-marinated chicken.
Skillet Pork Chops with Apples & Onions
It's apple season! If you're a fan of apple pie, apple cider or (let's face it) anything that involves apple, then you're going to love this skillet pork chop recipe. First things first, head to our Italian deli in the North Shore to pick up fresh, cut-to-order pork chops. The sweetness of the apples combined with the tang of the onion and balsamic vinaigrette it a wonderful combination that will have your family going back for seconds.
Lemon-Rosemary-Garlic Chicken & Potatoes
Easy to put together on a weeknight but impressive enough to serve at a potluck, this fall-inspired recipe is perfect if you're looking to feed a crowd on a budget. Red potatoes are combined in the same pan as the skin-on, bone-in chicken (found at Cerra's Market), garlic and seasonings. Once you've popped this in the oven, it's time to go enjoy some time with the family and let this dish work it's magic.
Whether you're taking advantage of the last few weeks of grilling weather or you're ready to transition to cooking in the oven, there are plenty of meat-based fall recipes to choose from. Stop in at Cerra's Market on Route 1 in Saugus and chat with our butcher about the meal you'd like to prepare this week. Our knowledgeable staff is here to help give you recommendations based on cut of meat, type of meat, marinade choices, and more.