Can't beat baked squash. Cut in half and remove seeds, cut side down in a baking dish with a 1/2 inch of water and cook until almost tender. Flip over, add a bit of salt, butter and lot of brown sugar and return to the oven until done. Great side with pot roast, roast chicken etc.
Cabbage rolls? I put a bit of Sriracha sauce with the beef/pork filling and a bit of orange zest with the tomato sauce. I put cabbage leaves between layers in my dutch oven. Extra tomato sauce and cabbage to top roughly mashed potatos. Wow! A good mix of thick and thin rolls makes all happy. Low and slow in a heavy dutch oven. A sure sign of fall!
Its hard to define a particular fall dish but at the moment I am using a lot of parsnips, they are wonderful here. Pureed with slow roasted pork belly, curried in soup and honey roasted every sunday. Oh and there are fantastic mussels here too, we are cooking them Normande, mariniere and Thai steamed. I love September!
Beets, onions, garlic, and sweet potatoes baked with a light sprinkling of sugar (can be made with or without), oil, salt, pepper, etc, etc. It's such a delicious side dish, and adds the best color to your plate!
Also, I haven't made any to speak of, but I'm really excited for spiced cider, too. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif
It's chili-roasting season. My favorite dish(es) right now all have green chile. Today I made green chile chicken soup. Other offerings would be green chile chicken enchiladas, green chile stew, chile rellenos, huevos rancheros with green chile. Of course, we have a good supply of chile in the freezer to enjoy these delightful dishes all winter, but right now, with the aroma of roasted chile hanging in the air, all these foods taste even better.