Monday, September 17, 2007

Autumn is in the air!

I love the fall season - warm days - days that you can actually "smell" fall in the air. And chilly nights - sweatshirts (I'm a casual kind of girl) needed for dog walks and snuggle under my down comforter kind of nights. For some reason, baking always seems to be on my mind this time of year also. Not cooking - never that! - but baking pies, cakes and cookies kind of baking. Mmmmm, warm chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven with milk - my little bit of heaven!

I'm pretty fortunate since there are lots of apple orchards near our home in New Hampshire. Rich loves it when I make individual apple pies - I think he is kidding himself into thinking he's not eating as much - LOL! But the tempting aroma of them baking - especially the cinnamon - and how the whole house smells when they come out of the oven - yummy!

So, plans for the upcoming weekend? Wish I could say baking but I'm rushing to get ready for the first craft show of the season. I'm creating new hang cards for my earrings and trying out a special display for my sterling necklaces - so much to do! But I'm still going to stop and smell the autumn scents ... and I recommend you do to!


Feltland said...

Wow, that sounds delicious ... whenever you need someone to try some biscuits, cookies, cakes - here I am :D
Hope you can finish all your projects this week and have a great craft show - good luck :)

marsha said...

Bonny! I can smell the rich aroma from waaaaaaaaaaaaay across the Atlantic!!! You've got my tummy rumbling big time and it's almost midnight here! :)

Prairie Daisy Handspun said...

I was just thinking about apple pie a few days ago. Now with your inspiration, maybe I'll actually get one made! :)

knitsteel said...

I believe I need to go buy some fresh picked apples.
Oh and the latest issue of Cooks Illustrated has all sorts of yummy fall recipes.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Oooh, sounds wonderful! I'm totally with you on the whole fall thing! The blessed cool air after the heat of summer---heaven!!
Smiles, Karen

MrsDragon said...

I don't think we've gotten the memo yet, about it being fall--it's supposed to be 87 today! : )

But I agree, I love those fall smells like nutmeg, mmmm. : )