When you think of fall what is the first thing that comes to mind? If you had asked me this about 5 years ago my answer would have been a lot different than it is today. Fall time to me years ago meant the end of summer and the beginning of the cold, and that was enough to set me into a “winter mood.” Now……..Fall means the end of a HOT brutal summer, driving down the street turns into a beautiful scenic ride, amazing smells coming from the kitchen, all day Sunday’s in the kitchen with the sounds of football in the background. That sounds like Fall to me.

Fall Day

I always wondered why I’d want to live in New England when I hated Winter so much, but I’m glad I’m so close to my family that I could never move far away because now I really appreciate Fall. The colors are just so beautiful. The sound of the leaves hitting the ground and blowing around, is like the sound of the ocean to me.

So what do you think of when you think of Fall? How about All Things Orange??? Yes Orange!! That’s what my #SundaySupper team is honoring this evening.  Pam over at The Meltaways is our gracious hostess with the mostest tonight!! Thanks for hostessing such an awesome seasonal event Pam!!

Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm(Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper  live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite recipes featuring our favorite fall color. All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat.  We’d also love to feature your easy go to recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers, too. Not my kitty but had to share because it’s so cute!

Fall Kitten

I chose a hearty soup I’ve been wanting to try since last year. I have to be honest because, well I have to be, it was missing something. I’m using this opportunity for any of you to tell me what spices or fresh herbs I could have used in this recipe so I can attempt to make it again. The other problem I seem to have is thickening anything, a soup, a gravy, a stew, anything. I can’t seem to do it. At all. Like not even close. I’ve tried every combination, flour and water, cornstarch and water, and this recipe actually called for flour and butter. I know your probably thinking it’s the ratio or that I’m not mixing it before adding it to the recipe, but I always follow the recipe and I always mix it before adding it to the recipe. I was talking to my grandmother about it one day and suggested shaking it in a jar first, I even tried that! I’m hopeless! HELP! Any suggestions are welcome!

Pork Stew (6)

Hearty Pork Stew
Recipe Inspired by:
Betty Crocker
Serves: 6

Pork Stew (1)

1 1/2 pounds pork boneless loin, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices (1 1/2 cups)
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 carton (32 ounces) Progresso® chicken broth (4 cups)
2 cups 1/2-inch diced peeled parsnips
1 1/2 cups 1-inch cubes peeled butternut squash
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened

What I did:

I started by chopping up the vegetables……..now that looks like a lot of orange to me!

Pork Stew (2)

I added them to the crock pot and then cut up the pork. I then added the salt, pepper and sage to the meat and rolled it around.

Pork Stew (3)

I added everything else to the crock, and added more salt, pepper and sage and stirred it. I cooked it on low for 7 hours.

Pork Stew (4)

I stirred the margarine and flour in a separate dish, then added it to the crock in 3 different tablespoons. Stirred it for a few minutes, covered and cooked it on high for one more hour. I also added the peas in at this time too because mine were canned. This is what the recipe said to do. I wish I knew what I was doing wrong!

Pork Stew (5)a

Sunrise  (Breakfast and Brunch)

Paula from Vintage Kitchen Notes is bringing her Orange Ricotta Pancakes

Kris from In The Kitchen with Audrey and Maureen  is making her Sweet Potato Pancakes

Erin from Dinners Dishes and Desserts is baking up some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Heather from Girlichef is bringing Pumpkin Doughnuts with Spiced Buttermilk Glaze

Nicole from Daily Dish Recipes is making Pumpkin Donut Puffs

Patti from Comfy Cuisine is bringing Classic Orange Marmalade

Claire from The Realistic Nutritionist is baking up some Spiced Low-Fat Pumpkin Biscuits

Sunithi from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz is making Spice Pumpkin Ricotta Muffins with Craisins and Walnuts

Wendy from The Weekend Gourmet is cooking up some Pumpkin Maple Oatmeal

Jamie from Mama Mommy Mom is bringing Butternut Squash Butter

Chelsea from Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence is bringing Pumpkin Spiced Donuts with Chai Icing

High Noon (Soups, Salads and Sandwiches)

Renee from Magnolia Days is serving up some Butternut Squash Soup

Beate from Galactopdx is bringing her Carrot Ginger Soup

Jen from Juanita’s Cocina is making some Sweet Potato Salad

Megan from I Run For Wine is making Roasted Butternut Squash and Italian Sausage Soup With Adult Grilled Cheese

Sarah from What Smells So Good is filling our bowls with some Spicy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup

Alice from Hip Foodie Mom is coming with her Roasted Carrot and Quinoa Salad

Susan from The Wimpy Vegetarian is making Spiced Sweet Potato Cider Soup

Tora from Tora’s Real Food is bringing Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup

Melanie from From Fast Food to Fresh Food is making Monty’s Pumpkin Soup

Lyn from The Lovely Pantry is bringing Pumpkin Coconut Soup

Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic is whipping up some Mandarin Chicken Salad

Sunset (Dinner and Main Dishes)

Amber from Mama’s Blissful Bites  is bringing Rice and Fig Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

Sarah from Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends is offering up some Pumpkin Ravioli in Sage Butter Sauce

Pam from The Meltaways is making some Spooky Stuffed Peppers

Shelia from Pippis In The Kitchen Again is serving her Roasted Squash and Ricotta with Honey

Patsy from Famfriendsfood is bringing her Carrot Souffle

Elizabeth from The Hand That Rocks The Ladle is making Baked Sweet Potatoes with Maple Pecan Shallot Butter

Laura from Small Wallet Big Appetite is bringing Chicken and Sweet Potato Fritters

Mehereen from Chattering Kitchen is making Sichuan Orange Glazed Chicken with Toasted Sesame Seeds

Tammi from Momma’s Meals is making Hearty Pork Stew

Kristin from Kwistin’s Favorites is making Orange Chicken

Soni from Soni’s Food For Thought is cooking up some Rigatoni with Pumpkin Ricotta Sauce

Shelby from Diabetic Foodie is cooking up some Moroccan Vegetable Stew

Dara from Generation Y Foodie is bringing Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Brandie from Home Cooking Memories is sharing a DIY Baked Sweet Potato Bar

By The Bonfire (Sweets, Snacks and Sips)

Carla from Chocolate Moosey is making Pumpkin Tiramisu with Pumpkin Butter Caramel Sauce

Heather from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks is offering up some Pumpkin Cake Truffles

Shelia from Cooking Underwriter is bringing Sweet Potato Bacon Beet Salsa

Anne from Webicurean  is making some Drunken Pumpkin Bread

Karen from In The Kitchen With KP is making Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Leslie La Cocina De Leslie is making Sweet Potato Atole

Seet Fei from My Trials in The Kitchen is bringing Sweet Potatoes Mini Balls

Bree from Bree’s Bites is bringing Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites

Tara from Noshing With The Nolands is bringing Oranges En Suprise

Susan from The Girl in The Red Kitchen is making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scone with Pumpkin Glaze

Conni from Mrs. Mama Hen is making Orange Glazed Poundcake

Isabel from Family Foodie is baking up Moist Pumpkin Bread Reisipe

Cindy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings is baking up a Vegan Pumpkin Orange Cake

Brenda from Meal Planning Magic is whipping up some Pumpkin Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Laura from Family Spice is making some Gluten Free and Unprocessed Pumpkin Bread

Kathya from Basic and Delicious is baking up Butternut Squash and Carrot Bread

Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake is serving up Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

Stephanie from The Cookie A Day Challenge is whipping up some Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

Katie from She Like Ruffles, He Likes Truffles is bringing Pumpkin Harvest Cookies

Nancy from Gotta Get Baked is baking up some Orange Macadamia Dark Chocolate Cookies

Angie from Big Bear’s Wife  is bringing Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Katy from Happy Baking Days is bringing Carrot Cake with Orange Glaze

Sandra from Midlife Road Trip is bringing Orange ya glad it’s fall! Hungarian Apricot/Walnut pastries

In case you lost count, that is fifty nine delectable dishes! I don’t know about you, but my mouth is already watering!

You MUST Come hungry!