Monday, October 5, 2009

Come on, Fall! Come on!

The air is noticeably crisper, and it certainly feels like Fall is in the air (thanks to grocery store displays), but weather-wise, it's just not quite there. The weather forecast for the week says sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70's, and while I'm not complaining about the beautiful weather, I am ready for it to cool down. Sort of.

I love wearing short sleeves, and I love waking up and not freezing my hiney off, but I am SO ready for squash and cinnamon and pumpkin everything! I love when the leaves change colors (even though I know that our few changing trees here are nothing compared to the East Coast), and I love when I can turn the crock pot on in the morning and have a hot pot of chili waiting for me at home. I love decorating my apartment. Which is now our apartment. I hope Will doesn't mind the invasion of squashes that is about to happen, because whether he likes it or not, it's coming!

So yes. The air is slightly more crisp, though it's not really cool enough to justify the soups and squashes that I so desperately crave today. But to get me in the you have a favorite fall recipe? Easy homemade squash soups? Yummy things for my crock pot? Right now, I'm particularly in the mood for acorn squash, sliced and roasted to perfection. I love me some summer squash, but when fall comes around, I'm always ready for winter squash! This year, I think I will decorate with different kinds of squash, and then find ways to eat them. And then buy more. And then eat them. Rinse and repeat. It's going to be a lovely season, I can already tell.

Shannalee wrote a beautiful post about this season of change, and I highly recommend checking it out if you love fall (or delicious apple desserts).

1 comment:

  1. You're sweet. And I totally agree about fall food - have an acorn squash just waiting to be roasted and am pretty sure that's dinner tomorrow! :)