Fall is here!  Chill is in the air, pumpkin spice everything, leaves are warming in color and crunching beneath our shoes.  Use your five senses this fall. Feel the chill, see the leaves, smell the pumpkin spice, TASTE FALL!

There are so many good fall recipes out there; from sweet to savory, meals to snacks and everything in between.  Let’s make a meal the whole family can enjoy!

Get your children involved in cooking, and help them develop their language skills. Have them read you the recipes, describe the characteristics of the ingredients, and how they think each recipe could be improved.

Let’s start with a little snack!

Harvest Hash Trail Mix

Ingredients:

  • Pretzels

  • Bugles chips

  • Honeycomb cereal

  • Candy Corn

  • Candy Corn Pumpkins

  • Chex Muddy Buddy

  • M&M’s or round Chocolate Candy

  • other options (nuts, marshmallows, popcorn, goldfish, cheerios, chocolate chips, craisins)

Harvest Hash is brought to us by The House of Hendrix.  This is perfect to quickly fix afternoon hunger pangs while still staying festive.  Toss in a plastic bag and send the kids to school with it or dress it up like they do in The House of Hendrix with a brown paper bag bowl.

When the chill is in the air, my mind goes straight to a warm chili soup.  This is a family recipe and a favorite.

Family Chili

Ingredients:

1 lbs of ground beef, cooked

¼ cup of chopped sautéed onions

2 cans of tomato sauce

1 tablespoon of oregano

1 tablespoon of basil leaves

1 tablespoon of chili powder

Mix all these ingredients together, cover, and simmer for an hour.  My family enjoys adding cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour crème.  Enjoy!

All good dinners need a yummy dessert.  Cinnamon Apple Rings coming to us from Fortune Goodies. For instruction follow the link.

These are great examples of how to adapt everyday chores into opportunities to help develop your child’s speech and language skills.

Do you have a favorite fall recipe? Leave a comment below and we’ll share it with everybody we know!

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