I’m a native California girl and I live for Summer. I can’t wait for it to arrive, and I’m depressed when it ends. I realize I sound like a whiny-ass, but it’s not my fault and it’s not fair that we can’t have sunshine and 78 degrees all year. Once I get past the short term depression, the feeling that I woke up looking older, the killer constriction of closed-toed shoes, and dining indoors (yeah, it takes awhile) I get excited about things that only seem right in October.
Hello, Comfort Food. Oh how I’ve missed you. I love a good salad but nothing is better than Mac & Cheese. I don’t care if it’s gourmet with gruyere and crunchy stuff on top or right out of the Kraft Mac n Cheese box. It’s all good. Stew is another big favorite for my family, it simmers all day while we’re at work and my whole house smells awesome when I get home. I also dive into an uncontrolled baking frenzy as soon as the temperature drops. I’ll be baking coffee cake and chocolate chip cookies this week. If I can’t be in my garden, I’ll just be in my kitchen. Check out some great Mac and Cheese recipes from Martha Stewart. Also these stew recipes sound delicious, Williams-Sonoma. The pork and pumpkin stew seems particularly fitting for October.
I realize I recently bitched about closed toed shoes, but who doesn’t love her boots? My nickname was “Boots” when I was a kid because I only wanted to wear my white, lace up patent leather boots. All the time. Even in bed.
I have these authentic cowgirl boots from a trip to a dude ranch years ago, they are all the rage now (you can get them at Zappos, but for a real treat buy them from a real western wear store). I love this trend, hope it lasts awhile.
Then come sweaters. I love cuddling up in a thick sweater, they look great and hide a multitude of sins (Mac n Cheese followed by cookie dough).
And the very best thing about October is we get to have HALLOWEEN and costumes and candy and parties. I love it all, that will have to be it’s very own post.