1. You can spend an entire day outside and not get overheated or bitten by bugs.
2. The cool fresh air is invigorating and getting outside chores done is a pleasure!
3. The trees are beginning to turn. What a gorgeous site to look at!
I guess that’s enough for me! I am so looking forward to my favorite season!! Of course with the fall season comes my favorite holidays too! Halloween …..then Thanksgiving …..then my favorite one of all….Christmas!!!!!!! My birthday falls just 5 days after Christmas and then of course there is New Years …..so it’s just one big long holiday season! It’s incredible. Who wouldn’t love it???
This last Saturday we had a gathering of family here. My kids were here and helped clean out the rest of my garden. The only thing left now are sunflowers, corn, and tomatoes. We dug up my beets and carrots and there were NO carrots to speak of. I let them go to the weeds. That won’t happen next year. There were some beets and the kids took them home, along with pumpkins, gourds, corn, butternut squash, cukes and sunflowers. We had quite a harvest. I didn’t get any pictures! Can you believe it? We had a wonderful meal. I made a creamy pasta salad that I just love! I got the recipe from a blog I follow called Deep South Dish and my oh my do they have wonderful recipes!! I also got my southern ice tea recipe from them. I added some frozen strawberries (thawed) and lemons sliced to it. It was fabulous. I also made a lasagna and an appetizer I got from another blog. They were stuffed jalapenos from OctoberFarm. Everyone devoured those right up! Joyce has some amazing recipes on her blog!! That woman is always cooking….good lord! Check her out! It was my father in law Woody’s birthday the day before so I made him an Arizona Angel food cake. It tastes good and it’s pretty. Sometime I will post the recipe. My mother in law Alice brought a ham sliced and Woody made a chili. My brother in law Joe brought breaded chicken covered with sauce and melted cheese….kind of a chicken parmesan…..it was great! He also made his famous homemade salsa and garlic hummus. My kids purchased cheese’s and crackers and homemade pickles and such to add to the goods. We also had some of my sour pickles I had made a while back. I will post the recipe for those too…..real simple….no canning! So….a great time was had by all and fall is just about here. Next post I promise will have pictures!! Please remember to keep our friend Dawn in your prayers from C & G Design. She is on the mend. :):):)