And I couldn't ask for life to be better.
I'm writing this post from my new living room, overlooking some blue sky and changing leaves, thinking about what to make for dinner. I just returned from an amazingly relaxing girls weekend away at this place -- where I pre-emptively celebrated my 35th birthday with women I've known for upwards of 25 years. We were all sad for the weekend to end, but I got to drive home, happy to attend a baby shower for my cousin -- and see my aunt and cousin, in town from Boston.
Friends, family and fall - what could be better.
This is my favorite time of year to cook -- it isn't so cold that you dread leaving the house to go to the store, yet it is cool and crisp enough to crank up the oven and indulge in savory cooking and comfort foods.
But when the seasons change I always have a week of confusion - it is no longer all about grilling, tacos, and meals you can cook without raising the indoor temps, but that's all I've been cooking since March, so what to make for dinner? It always takes me a bit to get back in the swing of things.
Luckily, today I'm working from home -- I've been away on a relaxing girls weekend since Friday, and while it might seem counter-intuitive to need a day to get back into the the swing of things, all that relaxation was exhausting! So today is all about catching up on groceries, work, laundry, and life.
Tonight's menu was inspired by one of my very favorite food bloggers, Jenna at Eat, Live, Run -- it is a go-to meal that I haven't made in months, and sounds delicious right now.
Other menu items this week include wild rice casserole, beef stew, and prosciutto wrapped chicken.
How about you? What are your go-to meals for fall?
Leave your favorite recipe in the comments and help me fill out my week!
Off and running,