Wednesday, September 06, 2006

A new food season!

I don't know about the rest of you, but all of a sudden it really feels like fall is coming. The angle of sunlight is changing, and down here in NC we've had a lot of heavy rain lately. This after a solid month of temperatures in the upper, upper 90's and not a drop of precipitation. No wonder it feels different!

Suddenly, all I can think about is cooking fall things in the coming cooler weather. I went out to the grocery store today and bought a whole mess of apples to make into apple butter. Mommygoth is going to email me her pumpkin muffin recipe tonight when she gets home. I want to bake and fill the kitchen with delicious, cinnamon-y, nutmeg-y, clove-y smells! I want to can stuff! I want to stockpile things for the winter!

I am so ready for fall.

10 comments:

Lauren said...

Funny you say that. I have just gotten out all the ingredients for ginger snaps (the Joy of Cooking recipe) to make for a back-to-school picnic.

Mama D said...

Man, I want to have your skill and enthusiasm. We'll be lucky around here if I make some cookies.

Brony said...

You're right fall is coming. In fact, I noticed it for the first time today as I walked the boys to school. There seemed to be more leaves on the ground.

But me, I would never think of cooking. I only wish I had your passion for it. I can't stand it. Although, I do enjoy baking.

Beth said...

I am so with you there. I want soups and stews and lots of muffins and good smells coming from the kitchen instead of the grill.

Nikkie said...

Right on. I'm so ready for fall, I'm so ready to start using the oven again!

Valarie said...

you are so right. I just made a batch of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies tonight.

it's also time to break out my favorite candles. they're called harvest by yankee and are all spicey, autumny good.

Stacie said...

I was just noticing that here too! And I am like you, I welcome in the new season with food!!! I received two 5 gallon buckets of apples, so its time to get saucy!

gingerivers said...

That age old desire to put away food, is it on our collective unconscious?

Dawn said...

Sister, it is cold as hell here in Canada. I wore a fall jacket AND HAT today!

Mommygoth said...

Yeah, Mommygoth totally forgot. I am so lame. I will email it to you tonight.