Saturday, September 6, 2014

Feeling Festively Fallish

After a few hot days I woke up to a nice cool day that has me impatiently awaiting for falls arrival. There is just something I love so much about fall. My husband on the other hand hates it. He always tells me that he doesn’t like it because everything is dying and it reminds him that soon winter will be here. Although I am definitely NOT a fan of winter I always look forward to this time of year. 

I love the weather because generally it’s not too hot or not too cold. Cool enough to wear jeans and a sweatshirt and have your windows open in your house and feel the cool fresh air blow through the house. I love pumpkins not only to decorate with but how there is just about anything that comes in either a pumpkin scent or flavor. I love the warm festive colors that not only we decorate our homes in but that nature decorates itself in. The list continues to go on and it gives me a very homey feeling and makes me feel some how closer to my family. 

This truly is my favorite time of the year and I can’t wait to celebrate it with my family with get-togethers, trick-r-treating with Chloe, pumpkin farm trips, and just genially spending time with my loved ones. I am curious as to what every one else’s favorite time of year is and why. Please share what makes you love your favorite season below. 


Before I end this post I do want to share a very festive recipe I stumbled across on Beachbody’s blog. It completely fits my fall theme and has me excited since it fits my 21 Day Fix meal plan (1 yellow):


Pumpkin Spice Latte



Total Time: 10 min
Prep Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 5 min
Yield: 1 Serving

Ingredients

  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 Tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup brewed black coffee or 1 shot espresson
  • 1 dash ground nutmeg (to taste; optional)

Preparation 

  1. Heat milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and extract in medium saucepan over medium heat; cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until mixture is hot, but not boiling. It is ready when there are many small bubbles on the sides of the saucepan.
  2. Remove from heat; mix vigorously with a whisk until frothy.
  3. Pour coffee or espresso into serving mug; top with milk mixture.
  4. Top with nutmeg if desired.

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