Beyond cooler temperatures – and less humidity, thank goodness – there are a few surefire ways to know that fall is approaching. Since fall is my favorite season, I thought I would call them to your attention and also learn what you’re most excited about when the leaves begin to change.
First and foremost, there is pumpkin beer.
Bobby and I picked up Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale at the grocery store last week. It was a huge concession on his part, since he usually tries to avoid everything pumpkin. However, after
forcing asking him nicely to just try it, he realized what he was missing.
I’d call that a “pump”-ed up success story. (Too much of a stretch?)
Another sign of fall? Warm meals. Bobby and I have had soup twice in a row this week. We also brought back belly-filling whole wheat pasta.
The tomato sauce had added frozen veggies to make it even chunkier, while the chicken was seasoned with my favorite white wine and herb marinade mix.
The third and perhaps best sign of fall? COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARTS THIS WEEKEND!
That’s right, friends. Dan Persa is back from an injury that kept him out of the final weeks of Northwestern football last season. It promises to be a very exciting year for the Wildcats.
But that’s not all.
My beloved Packers will be back for regular season on September 8 against the Saints. If you’re a football fan, you know what happened last year. A repeat would be just fine with me. Perhaps I’ll make a batch of Green + Gold Soup to make sure the season kicks off on the right foot.
Obsessed with football? Why yes, yes
I am we are.
Technically, fall begins at the end of the September. But for me, the celebrating starts after the coming Labor Day Weekend. Speaking of which, I am delighted to share that I will be visiting my third new niece, Claire, over the holiday! I truly can’t wait to meet her (I adore my niece to pieces) and see her proud parents, Adam and Susan.
While I’m gone, you can expect a book review and other random musings. As you’ve probably noticed over the past few days, I’ve been getting back into a more frequent posting schedule. I’m still experimenting with the days that work best and hope to settle into a groove soon.
So now, tell me! What represents fall to you? What are you most excited for this season?