Fall is for Birthdays

The thirteenth is my birthday (tomorrow for the East Coast) and it is not an unlucky thing for me. My favorite treat is getting coffee delivered to me in bed, forget the breakfast. Last year I was surprised by a latte, and I’m hoping this continues to become a tradition.

My birthday seems to kick off the holidays. Halloween will soon be upon us and then we’ll be gearing up for Thanksgiving. Christmas shopping needs to begin so I don’t get behind. And before I know it I’ll be seeing Busy again and ringing in the new year. Time flies this time of year, which is sad because I miss the fall when it’s gone.

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Fall is for Birthdays

The Butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker.

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Recipe found here.

Fall is the apt time to get baking again. I’m terrible at cooking, baking is more my speed. During this time of year the old classics come out again and the house starts to fill up with the smell of childhood memories mixed with vanilla and spice. Oatmeal raisin cookies are one of my favorites so I tackled this project late last night. Warm cookies are God’s gift to man. That should be the only way allowed to consume cookies.

Next on my baking list is something pumpkin (pie, cake, brownies) and anything with apple in it. Any recipe suggestions? And what are you baking this fall?

The Butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker.

Fall Favorites

Day 5 and I’m still talking about Fall. I hope the rest of the month goes by slowly so that I can savor my favorite time of year and before it gets too cold outside. One of my favorites, and the favorite of most other white girls like me, is the Pumpkin Spice Latte, commonly known as the PSL.
SONY DSCThere are many different ways to enjoy a PSL and from different coffee establishments but my top choice is pictured above. This morning the temperature dropped from the previous few days and there was a beautiful fall chill in the air. It was the perfect moment to enjoy my cup of joe. I took the opportunity to relish the quiet house (I live with a newborn) in the early morning and catch up on my reading from my TBRĀ (to be read) pile.

The holiday season brings many new flavors to the coffee scene and pumpkin is one I look forward to the minute it isn’t available anymore in the winter. I crave it all year long. One drink I haven’t had yet but is also equally held in high esteem is a spiced apple cider. Fall has the best drinks and food. What is on your fall must drink/eat list? S’mores, apple pie, PSL, cider, chai tea?

Fall Favorites