Friday, August 27, 2010


The days, while very sunny, have cooled down significantly. I imagine a burst of heat is still to come, but fall is definitely in the air. I've always loved fall (as a little girl, this love may have originated with both my birthday being in October, as well as fall being my dad's favorite season). The crisp mornings and evenings. The smell of nature bedding down for the winter. The sound of leaves crunching under foot. Soups and stews bountiful on the supper table. Apples and pumpkins and leaves coloring the world. And doesn't the word autumn not only look awesome and fallish written out, but also roll off the tongue in a way that sounds perfectly like what it's describing?

I think I'm subconciously switching to thinking about fall cooking. This week I filled my crock-pot with a spicy white chicken chili. When I came home from work I popped some cornbread in the oven. Then realizing it is indeed still August and summer, I threw together a salad topped with tomatoes from my garden and fresh mozzarella. It was pretty much a perfect supper.

As much as I love fall, I'm always a little sad that it leads into winter, because of that I'm not such a fan. Oh well, the winter makes me love spring all the more! I guess that's the beauty of the four seasons God created.


Kim said...

I've been dreaming of soups and chilis, too...

Lana Joy said...

I know you'll find this hard to believe, but I feel exactly as you do. The past week has gotten me very excited for the season (I may have even said as much on my blog this week--obviously we're on the same page). Chili sounds fantastic right now. I think I'm going to make it this week. Thanks for the idea!

Amanda said...

I pretty much love the year from now until Christmas! We are kicking off the fall season today with the Sweet Corn & Blues festival here in Normal.
P. S. You sounded so much like Anne of Green Gables when you talked about the word " autumn" ... I love it too!

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