5 cozy and delicious meal ideas for fall

5 cozy and delicious meal ideas for fall

The weather has certainly changed in the last week or so—the mornings are fresh and a little chilly, evenings are cooler and you may have even broken out a jacket or sweater at some point. At Olliffe, that only means one thing: it’s time to start thinking about delicious cool-weather meals that are perfect for fall.

Ready to get cooking? Here are five cozy, delicious, family-friendly meal ideas to try in the weeks ahead. Remember, if you can’t make it to our Yonge Street butcher shop to shop in person, we offer home delivery to local customers. Please visit our website to learn more!

Steak with roasted root vegetables

Roasted root vegetables are a fall staple that pair well with just about any protein—chicken breasts, pork chops, grilled sausages, etc—but they’re especially good with a great steak. Try a Prime Rib Eye, a beautiful sirloin or a simple but satisfying prime flat iron steak. These are just a few of the delicious Ontario beef steaks we offer online and in store—please ask our staff for personalized recommendations to suit your taste and budget!

Chicken pot pie and mashed potatoes

Some foods just taste better on a chilly day. Chicken pot pie is definitely one of them (or beef pot pie, if you prefer). Just add some buttery mashed potatoes and you’ve got a hearty, complete meal that will please everyone at your table. Still hungry? Add fresh peas, dinner rolls or a great salad to help this meal go farther. You can make your own chicken pot pie from scratch using our Ontario poultry or try our prepared pot pies for a quick and easy option that doesn’t compromise on quality or flavour. They’re available in store—see you soon!

Chili with cheesy garlic bread

We love a warm bowl of chili on a crisp fall day. Our medium ground beef is perfect for making your secret recipe, or you can make things easy by serving our delectable steak chili (a customer favourite). Enjoy it as is or spice it up with your favourite hot sauce! With some cheesy garlic bread or fresh rolls on the side, you’ll have a satisfying meal that leaves you with some amazing leftovers.

Sheet pan pork chops

We’ve recommended sheet pan meals on the blog several times because they’re easy, delicious and leave fewer dishes to wash than many traditional meals. That’s reason enough for us! Here’s a great recipe for sheet pan pork chops with apples—an excellent autumnal flavour combination. You can also create your own sheet pan recipes by switching out the produce and seasonings to suit your family’s taste. Get creative and see what you come up with!

Slow cooker beef stew

If you’ve got a great recipe for slow cooker beef stew, don’t lose it—this dish is a fall and winter favourite that’s even better the next day. Start with our tender Ontario stewing beef and add some great vegetables from a local grower. Serve this dish with a sliced baguette or garlic butter rolls—you want to be able to dip something into that amazing broth! We can taste this one already—enjoy.

Thanks for reading—we hope to see you at Olliffe soon.