Can it be? Is fall really here? In south Louisiana, there is no telling whether the weather will feel like fall, or mid summer. The past few mornings, however, have been beautiful. I have enjoyed the nice cool breezes. Something about fall makes everything better.
For some reason, the first snap of cool weather makes me want to cook. I always enjoy cooking, but I am talking about comfort foods. Is there anything better than fried pork chops and homemade mac and cheese? Of course dessert is fun, too. Last night, I made bread puddin, with an amaretto sauce.
Fall also makes me want my kids grandmother’s chicken and sausage gumbo with potato salad. Sadly, due to the flooding, she is displaced and living in Texas, right now. So many time I was intimidated by the idea of learning to make it myself. I suppose now is as good a time as any.
Other things I enjoy, this time of year, are taking the kids to the park, going to the zoo, sitting outside watching the squirrels, and standing around a bon
fire. All the simple, yet very relaxing, things are my favorite. I enjoy the slow down. Life gets too busy, and we forget to enjoy the little things.
I love riding with the car windows down, and watching the swirl of leaves behind me. Its nice to just take it all in. I don’t actually eat pumpkin, but I do love the smells of fall.
Here’s to light jackets, boots, fires surrounded by friends, good food, and fun times!