First off it’s fall! I’m in FL but it actually feels like fall this year! Leaves are falling off the trees (even though they don’t really change color), we’re starting to have dips in the temperature and my favorite thing about fall in FL is my garden comes alive.
Giant Swallowtail & White M Hairstreak
We had to take a trip down to Bradenton earlier this week. Although it was more of a not for fun business trip, we did get a chance to eat at one of my favorite spots on the beach. I forget the name of the place but they serve all you can eat pancakes with that gorgeous view! We also saw a pod of dolphins!
Kevin and I went to the Matt Nathanson concert last night. To be perfectly honest, I’m not a huge fan of his music, but he was hilarious so I had a great time. Also – during the set break before Matt started, a girl sitting up in the balcony (where we were) proposed to her girlfriend. She had a huge banner unfurled down below by the general admission crowd with a picture of them and the proposal and everyone was chanting. Very cool! (She said yes)
One thing I hate about summer is cooking. It’s too hot and we have the worst produce in the summer. FL sends the best stuff out of state and we basically have brown, moldy crap. But once fall rolls around and I get the urge to cook more. Here are two great recipes I’ve had this week.
Pumpkin Soup with Lentils – SUPER fast and easy. It’s in this months Better Homes and Gardens or watch the video I linked. (recipe is under the video)
Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili – This is a little more labor intensive but only because you have to peel and cut butternut squash. Otherwise you just open the cans and dump lol This is really good! I added cheese because what the heck kind of chili recipe doesn’t have cheese??
I’m thinking I need to make some treats next.
Are you guys enjoying fall? Getting ready for Halloween? Cooking up something good? Please share!