Root vegetables add comfort and fall colors to the dinner table.
Sweet potatoes and carrots add color and comfort to your autumn table.
CITRUS RAINBOW CARROTS
Sue Gronholz Beaver Dam, Wisconsin TAKES: 25 min. • MAKES: 6 servings 2 lbs. medium rainbow or regular carrots, diagonally sliced 3 Tbsp. butter 2 Tbsp. sugar 11/2 tsp. grated orange zest 2 Tbsp. orange juice 3/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/8 tsp. ground cloves 1. Place carrots and enough water to cover in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, 8-10 minutes. Drain; return to pan. 2. Add remaining ingredients. Cook over medium-high heat until carrots are glazed, 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. 2/3 cup: 132 cal., 6g fat (4g sat. fat), 15mg chol., 445mg sod., 19g carb. (12g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g pro.
HARVESTTIME CHICKEN WITH COUSCOUS
Heidi Rudolph Oregon, Illinois PREP: 30 min. • COOK: 3 hours MAKES: 6 servings 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 11/4 lbs.), peeled and cut into 1/2-in. pieces 1 medium sweet red pepper, coarsely chopped 11/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 can (141/2 oz.) stewed tomatoes, undrained 1/2 cup peach or mango salsa 1/4 cup golden raisins 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. ground cumin 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp. pepper Couscous 1 cup water 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous 1. In a 4-qt. slow cooker, layer sweet potatoes, red pepper and chicken breasts. In a small bowl, mix tomatoes, salsa, raisins and seasonings; pour over chicken. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until potatoes and chicken are tender. 2. About 10 minutes before serving, prepare couscous. In a small saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. 3. Remove chicken from slow cooker; coarsely shred with two forks. Return to slow cooker, stirring gently to combine. Serve with couscous. FREEZE OPTION Place cooled chicken mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, stirring gently and adding a little broth or water if necessary. 11/3 cups chicken mixture with 1/2 cup couscous: 351 cal., 3g fat (1g sat. fat), 63mg chol., 699mg sod., 52g carb. (15g sugars, 7g fiber), 30g pro.
CITRUS RAINBOW CARROTS