Signs of Fall

It is officially fall and all the signs are present. 


Since fall is my favorite season, I am more than happy to say goodbye to flip flops and air conditioning and welcome in the brisk weather and cute fall boots!  Not to mention all the hearty recipes!




The leaves are changing







Pumpkin beer is a plenty (I think the Pumking is my favorite!)


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And I have dusted off the crockpot for its first meal of the season…

Two-Ingredient Crockpot Chicken!




I used a smoky salsa (Mrs. Renfro’s is my favorite) to make this easy and flavorful dinner last night.  And then had leftovers for lunch today!



Unique Halloween candy is popping up






The Chicago Bears are playing




And I just can’t get my hands on enough veggies and fall squash at the farmer’s market




The blogs are abuzz with fresh fall recipes




The crockpot is back in action making Vegetarian Chili




The doors and windows are open, and I have a smile on my face!!!



What signs of fall have you seen?

What recipes are you most excited to make this season?



I’m definitely looking forward to making some old favorites…

CSA Soup (I’ve already made 1 batch this fall)

Pumpkin Molasses Muffins

Curried Butternut and Red Lentil Soup

Pumpkin Dump Cake

Bake Barley Casserole with Mushrooms and Squash

Root Vegetable Tagine

Sweet Potato Pie

15 thoughts on “Signs of Fall

  1. I love fall recipes too, and I just made chili tonight! So good. By the way, I was thinking about your mean people predicament and just remember all publicity is good publicity. You may have even gotten a new follower or two.

  2. […] This decision allowed me to have a lovely no-pressure Sunday with no alarm clock, minimal time spent in my car (as opposed to driving the hour to the race start), watching the Bears, doing some laundry, and making veggie chili.  I also got took a 15 mile bike ride spending an hour along the forest preserve path admiring the contrast in colors and changing leaves. […]

  3. Pumpkin beer is my favorite (pumpkin anything really). Our mornings have been pretty cold here in Albuquerque, but still high 80’s during the day, so it hasn’t really felt like fall yet. I’m excited to head to Chicago in a couple of weeks for the marathon because it looks like there is some great fall weather over there (at least I’m hoping it stays that way)!

    • Right now is perfect running weather. I hope for all of you marathoners that it doesn’t change a bit. Last year, was way too hot! I will be there cheering ya’ll on. It’s my first year as a spectator and I can’t wait! Maybe I should be holding pumpkin beer on the sidelines for the runners : )

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