Is it fall or summer?

So apparently it's fall season....??? Really because the last I checked it was 32 feels like 40 outside with the humidity. While I am summer girl by nature, more out of convienence then anything, I mean throw on some pants a tank top and some flip flops, put your hair in a pony tail and your out the door? What's not to love about that? I enjoy the beach more then anything. Hours in the sand on a towel, the lake right in front of me if I get too hot, sunglasses, a good book, maybe some snacks, to me that's a great summer day. As a kid my Dad used to take me to the beach regularly and those are some of my fondest memories of him. Swimming in the lake, making sand castles, sometimes dirt pies which he would playfully pretend to eat. Summer was great. Summer means bbq's, salads, fresh fruit and veggies, cold white wine, refreshing rose, a smooth red or a cold beer. Lemonade, sparkling water or a simple flat water bottle.

Now though, now it's supposed to be fall. Fall is my second favourite season. To me fall means the leaves changing colours, Halloween, pumpkin seeds, homemade soups and stews, sweaters, warm socks, lots of reading, football, long evening walks, stylish boots(as opposed to super warm winter boots) absolute favorite holiday! Pumpkin flavoured everything! Cinnamon and spices, Apple picking, Apple pie, apple list goes on and on. I'm sitting here on a Sunday when its 40 degrees outside and wondering if we will get a fall this year. I would love to make a homemade soup today but I might die of heat exhaustion if I do. My favorite way to make a soup is to boil some chicken. Whatever I have on hand wether it be chicken breast, leg, thigh etc. I let it boil through in some very lightly salted water and then I take it out of the water and chop it up into small pieces....while its boiling I chop up carrots, peas, green and yellow beans, celery(those are my must adds) sometimes I also add....mushrooms, red or yellow peppers, onions, spinach or kale, Brussel sprouts, and literally any other veggies I have on hand. I add the veggies to the broth, throw the chicken back in and spice it up with some pepper, garlic, salt, franks red hot sauce, basil and my secret ingredient a splash of bbq sauce. Add some potatoes or small noodles and voila a beautie of a fall soup. Mmmm my mouth is watering. The other thing I am famous for in the fall is my oven roasted veggies. I take a baking tray and line it with foil, lightly oil the foil and then add veggies that roast well....think zucchini, beans, carrots, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, mushrooms, asparagus(if it doesn't cost my right arm to buy at the store) and peppers. Sprinkle some oil on it, I usually stick to extra virgin olive oils but whatever you like will work, season it with pepper, basil, garlic, chili peppers and bake at 400 for 20 mins flipping half way through. Voila, my favorite way to eat veggies!!! So tonight I may be having a beef/shrimp stir fry to combat the 40 degree weather, but mark my word within the next couple weeks the fall menu will be hitting the dinner table in my house...what's your favortie food season? 

One thought on “Is it fall or summer?”

  1. I love all seasons for cooking as they all have their particular merits but I have to agree that I love the fall. I don’t mind the temperature cooling down a bit and look forward to loading up the slow cooker with something and coming home from a stressful day and smell the amazing aromas that are waiting for me! It’s like someone has already prepared supper for me! But soups of all kinds are a staple as are rich stews full of vegetables and a piece of fresh bread and salad leave me contentedly happy!

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