Mealtime Monday – Fall Food Is Among Us!

Sugar and Spice and Everything Autumn!

Hey everyone!  This week, my boyfriend and I made some REALLY delicious meals, and I cannot wait to share them with you!  They are both INCREDIBLY easy, inexpensive, one pot, delicious, and reasonably healthy, so how great is that?   I love using the flavours of fall as much as I can during the season, like sweet potatoes, and pulled pork!!!


-2 lbs pork loin roast or tenderloin

-can of diet root beer

-500 mL bottle of your favourite BBQ sauce

-delicious BUNS

Put the pork in the slow cooker and pour the can of root beer over it.  Turn it on high and cook for about 6 hours.  Drain the pork, then shred after, this is very important because it’s MUCH easier to do it before… Once drained and shredded, pour the BBQ sauce over and keep on warm for 10 minutes.  Serve on DELICIOUS BUNS!  This was the easiest thing ever, and it makes a delicious, tangy, melt in your mouth pulled pork.  My boyfriend and I give this an A+ and next time we’re going to try putting it in the slow cooker with beer instead of root beer, and try a different BBQ sauce.  Gotta switch it up a bit!

Difficulty:  Extremely Easy

Time:  6 hours

Taste:  Delicious

Nutrition:  Pretty healthy, healthier on a whole wheat bun or something.

Leftovers:  Great, couldn’t be easier.


-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts

-2lbs of sweet potatoes peeled and cubed

-4 carrots peeled and cubed

-1 red onion in large chunks

-1/2 cup of maple syrup

-1 tbsp of rosemary

-salt and pepper to taste!

Set the oven to 450°.  In a large casserole dish arrange all of the chicken, then mix up all of the sweet potatoes, carrots and red onion chunks over the chicken.  Drizzle maple syrup over the entire dish, then sprinkle rosemary and salt and pepper…now the dirty part.  Mix everything up with your hands, making sure everything is coated, through this process bring the chicken up to lay on top of the vegetables. We decided to add a little more maple syrup drizzling it one last time over the chicken pieces and added some more rosemary, salt and pepper.  Put the dish in the oven on the middle rack for 40 minutes.  Turn the pieces of chicken over and cook for about 5-8 more minutes.  I served it in a bowl, because the the extra maple syrup we had a kind of sauce to pour over our chicken and vegetables (YUM).  We say try it, especially if you love the flavours of fall!

Difficulty:  Easy

Time:  1 hour

Taste:  Delicious, really maple-y, but still savoury with the rosemary, salt and pepper!

Nutrition:  Just chicken, carrots and sweet potatoes? Yeah pretty healthy, the maple syrup might be questionable, but it’s also delicious, so I don’t care.

Leftovers:  So simple, and a little bit goes a long  way, very filling!

We’ve been lucky so far to enjoy everything we’ve created, I rue the day we don’t like something we make…but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there!  I definitely recommend either, I feel like they are both totally non-screw-upable, but hey, I left the oven on and almost burned down the house, so what am I saying?  Anyway, we’re going to try out some breakfast recipes too for next week, so stay tuned!

Thanks for reading!


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