Posted on September 22, 2020

Cooking Up Comfort Food

The season of fall is almost upon us, with only a few more warm-weather days in the forecast. While we hate to see the summer leave, we love to see the comfort food of fall make a comeback. Yeah, an ice-cold cocktail on a hot summer day is nice, but nothing beats eating your favorite comfort food when it’s cold out — it literally warms your soul. Let’s check out some fall favorites to try this season!

Classic Irish Stew

Nothing says comfort food quite like a stew. Irish stew is perfect for a cool night spent next to the fire. Made with lamb, baby potatoes, carrots, and so much more, it’s sure to keep you warm all night long. To make it yourself, you’ll need:

  • 3 pounds of lamb shoulder (or use beef chuck roast) cut in 2-inch chunks
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3–4 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 pound of frozen peeled cipollini onions (or use 3 medium onions, cut into wedges)
  • 1 pound of baby carrots (or about 6 medium carrots, cut in 3-inch lengths)
  • 2 pounds of baby potatoes (1–2 inches in diameter)
  • 4 cups of chicken broth or stock
  • 2–3 large sprigs of thyme, or 2 bay leaves
  • 1–2 cups of frozen or fresh peas (optional, for color)
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh tarragon leaves

Cooking instructions can be viewed here.

White Chicken Chili

A bowl of chili is a classic fall or winter dinner. Switch things up this season with a bowl of white chicken chili! One main difference between this chili and traditional recipes is that this dish utilizes white beans and chicken instead of kidney beans and ground beef. This specific recipe also includes green chilis and jalapeno peppers for some extra heat. Pair your bowl of chili with some fresh cornbread, and you’re in for a cozy night.

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

While it’s not quite time for pumpkin pie yet, it’s always time for spicy pumpkin soup. Made with pumpkin puree and many different spices, we promise this soup will be a hit for years to come, no matter if you enjoy it on a cozy night spent reading a good book or enjoy it with friends and family during the holidays.

Come to Kevin’s This Fall

While these recipes are perfect for a night in, what about a night out? At Kevin’s, we have a variety of dishes that are perfect for those cool nights. One of our favorites is our chicken orecchiette. This orecchiette pasta dish is served with sauteed chicken, caramelized onions, spinach, crimini mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, and pancetta in a roasted garlic cream sauce. We also have our bone-in pork chop. Made with chianti, basil-tomato sauce, and a potato puree, and served with seasonal vegetables, this dish is autumn-approved.

For a night out in NEPA, enjoying our chicken orecchiette, bone-in pork chops, or any other dish we offer, make a reservation here. We look forward to serving you!