Both use perennial fall favorites, apples, and kuri, the Asian chestnuts that I get in packages.
The fall-back from Spring recipes are:
Simplified Kuri Sausage Sourdough Stuffing
The original is Bon Appetit and surprisingly simple. Even simpler after I got through it a few times :)
Easy Red Kuri/Kabocha Soup (Whoa! Another new recipe!!)
The original is from the WaPo, and a great dump and go soup. I like it with a variety of new mix-ins.
Leftovers roulette with these two is awesome. Soup is typically better the second day, and if you toast the stuffing a bit, it makes for a great crouton/soup or stuffing and gravy kind of meal. Pure home-cooked goodness.
It feels good finally, to write again. Thanks to you all who asked about cooking (and me). I'm still alive and cooking and so appreciate everyone reaching out!!