The leaves are burnt, the air is crisp, and the holiday season is around the corner. There’s something special about this time of year, something comforting. From the seasonal specialties of apple cider, pumpkins, homemade breads, pies, and cranberries to the holiday gatherings that are right around the corner, fall seems to be a favorite family season.
In my family, in addition to the traditional fall holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving, we also have about 13 birthdays to celebrate (ranging in ages 1 to 66). It’s like a Christmas warm-up for our family. Yesterday, we celebrated all the birthdays at once at my sister’s house where fall flavors and fun were evident.
Pumpkin pasta and cornbread stuffing were a few of the fall-featured dishes on the menu. Spooky looking cupcakes (decorated by my own children) added to the seasonal birthdays, as did scarecrow building.
The weather was picture-perfect: sunny yet warm, with many colorful leaves falling.
This weekend of course is Halloween and more fall festivities are on the calendar, including a Halloween wedding.
We have yet to carve our Jack-O-Lanterns but hope to do so tonight, which means I’ll have some pumpkin seeds to snack on tomorrow during work.
How do you celebrate the fall season? Do you make your own mulling spices? Take a hayride or visit a pumpkin patch? Share your fall ideas here or be sure to check out our many seasonal tips online.