I love FALL! I adore just about everything fallish, from football to apple picking. Here are the things I am most looking forward to this Fall 2011:
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Pumpkin muffins are the easiest thing in the world to bake and they make your house smell super yummy. It is like having a cupcake for breakfast...not that I have ever done that. Never. Ever.
There was a canned pumpkin shortage last year, so if you plan on making anything with canned pumpkin this season, stock up. I would hate for anyone to miss out on “getting your pumpkin on.”
This is the recipe I like to use for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, from Our Best Bites. It’s very complicated.
Soups- In my book, the most homey comfort food is a big bowl of soup, preferably with a crusty bread, but at least with crackers. You can find my favorite taco soup recipe here. I have also wanted to try some of the Soup Chicks recipes. The great thing about soup is it can be thrown in the crock pot on a busy day.
How awesome are these Buddah Bowls? Love!
Sweaters and Jeans- If I could, I would wear jeans everyday. And on most days I can- it is a job perk of being a SAHM. Now that the weather is cooling down (maybe) I am looking forward to some nice jean weather, with a few sweater and jacket days thrown in.
How cute is this jcrew sweater? It's available in lot of colors, including orange. Swoon.
Or this Gap Puffer jacket.
Thanksgiving Dinner- It's all about the potatoes, gravy, turkey, potatoes, cranberries, buttered rolls and pie...and potatoes. This is always how I dress when I serve Thanksgiving dinner.
Pie- I have never met a pie that I didn’t like. I am thinking of trying Ree’s this year. Come to Mama!
My Godson- Due to arrive October 2nd, but I predict he will keep his mother pregnant and miserable for a few extra days. I CANNOT wait to meet him!
Pumpkin Spice Lattes- PSL’s need no introduction or explanation. Word.
Orange and all other fall colors- Living in SoCal, we don’t get the beautiful fall colors that other regions get to enjoy, so I have to get my fix at the pumpkin patch, and with whatever centerpiece I can throw together for my kitchen table. This was last year’s pumpkin patch adventure.
Caramel Corn- Yes, it has a lot of sugar and you have to pick out the old maids first, but on a cool fall day homemade caramel corn is so yummy and totally worth the effort! You can eat it while watching football, or at the park, or at 1:00 in the morning while watching the new episodes of Saturday Night Live. It is a flexible treat. This is next on my “to try” list.
I think the thing I like most about fall is that it ushers in the two seasons I most associate with family. Halloween rolls into Thanksgiving, which quickly turns into Christmas. Add to that 8 family birthdays and you have yourself three months of get-togethers... and food.
Food and family- my favorite things no matter what the season!