Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ahhh, Fall

It is perfectly Fall outside today, clear and sunny with a little crispness in the air, and I am loving it. Here are my favorite things about my favorite season:

Apples. I love apple picking, apple crisp, apple cider, caramel apples, honeycrisp apples... you get the idea. Mr. Prepster and I are going on our annual apple adventure this Saturday. Can't wait.

Cardigans. I look forward to adding to my "collection" each year. This year I'm lusting over these ruffled ones from J.Crew.

Football. Oh how I miss the atmosphere of college (and grad school) tailgates and game days. But the TV and couch with a nice bowl of popcorn (Blue Ridge Kettle Corn is the best) isn't so bad either.

Pumpkins and gourds. I like to decorate our house with these items and find recipes that use them, like squash soup and pumpkin bars with cream cheese icing. Last year I made a flower arrangement like this using a pumpkin as a pot and it lasted for several weeks and was a fab centerpiece.


suburban prep said...

In the Northern burbs of Chicago there is a fest in Long Grove called Apple Fest. They make a whole weekend of Apples and the goodness of them. It is the first weekend in October so hubby and I and friends are looking forward to attending this yr.

hqm said...

i am loving the ruffled cardigan, too! not sure my closet can handle another cardigan!

suburban prep said...

Wanted to also let you know of a great recipe called pumpkin crisp. I make this for Thanksgiving because eveyone in my family and in hubby's family want this not pumpkin pie.

NewlywedCentral said...

OH TO BE IN PHILLY THIS TIME OF YEAR!!! There really is nothing like the beauty of the Northeast in the Fall -- Ugh... I'm so jealous -- Eat an extra carmel apple for me! :)