Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Getting Ready for Fall

I had heard that today was going to be a nice, cool fall day and was so excited to get the kids in their new, fall clothes... And then at breakfast when the kids and I were already dressed, I hear on the weather that it's going to be 80's and humid. We had to hustle and change back into shorts. And we got one more good use out of the Hawaiian outfits grandma brought back from her recent trip. Where is the fall??? We are here, ready and waiting for it to arrive and every few days we're teased with some cooler weather, but it seems like the next day is summery again. Our AC gets switched off and on every day it seems.
Regardless of the weather, it is October and for us that means it is time to start putting up some holiday decorations. Cameron is finally at an age where he can help make some decent holiday crafts and this year we made pumpkins out of TP and paper towel rolls, covering them with orange pattered fabric and adding a stem and leaf. They turned out really cute! We have also been saving milk cartons to make ghost luminaries- stay tuned. Gavin was so excited to see me hanging up the new decorations, he went around pointing out all the pu-kins and leefs. He is especially fond of a scarecrow that is about the same size as he is and at first, I think he thought it was real, but now it is his good buddy that I find in various places around the house. The autumn decor has put us all in a holiday mood and these next couple of months are my favorite time of year.

Speaking of autumn, some of my favorite recipes I get to dig out at this time of year. Here is one for soem yummy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread:

3c. flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

Combine above dry ingredients in medium bowl.

4 eggs
2 c. sugar
2 c. pumpkin
1 1/4 c vegetable oil
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips

Beat together all wet ingredients and then gradually add the dry. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into 2 loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 60 minutes. Serve slathered with butter or my favorite- cream cheese!

1 comment:

Goose said...

Love that Gavin places his scarecrow buddy around different places in the home. So cute!