I woke up this morning and for the first time this season it really felt like Fall. The air had that slight chill in it and I really began to notice how much the leaves have begun to change. I took a morning bike ride and saw the most beautiful foliage in the cemetery. I wish I would have snapped a picture of this one tree I kept coming across…it was like the perfect representation of the transition into fall. A slow movement from bright yellow at the bottom to vibrant orange and the most beautiful fire-red at the very top. It was gorgeous.
In the spirit of my festive Fall feelings, I thought it would be fun to fill out the Fall themed survey that’s been making its way around the blog world!
Apple picking or pumpkin picking?
Apple picking for sure! Pumpkin picking is over so quick…and apples are one of my favorite fruits so of course I enjoy getting a TON (or rather a bushel!) of them!
Favorite apple recipe?
My Carrot, Currant, Apple Muffins! Which I haven’t made in FOREVER…but now I really want some!
Favorite pumpkin recipe?
I am a fan of my mom’s pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving…but as for a way I use pumpkin on a daily basis I love it stirred into plain yogurt with cinnamon or as an addition to oatmeal.
Favorite soup recipe?
Sweet potato lentil chili! I have raved about this soup numerous times on the blog…but I can’t help but keep coming back to it! It’s so good.
Football: on TV or in the stadium?
I am probably in the minority here, but I am not a football fan in the slightest. I’ve never been to a game and the only time I really watch it on TV is for the Superbowl. I am a sports fan…but for some reason I just can’t get into it!
Favorite football team to cheer for?
See above 🙂 But I guess I would say the Bills since they are my city’s team.
Daylight savings time: Love it or hate it?
HATE HATE HATE it. I like when its dark in the morning because I feel like its easier to wake up to and slowly transition into the day. I would much rather have it be light out at night so the days wouldn’t seem so short! It’s already starting to get dark here around 6:30 ….I miss my long Summer days!
How do your workouts change during the fall months?
More at home workouts, more DVD’s, and more strength training. I much prefer being outside, but when the weather gets really cold I just can’t take it. It stinks because my routine gets pretty boring and monotonous. Need to live somewhere warm all year round!
Any fashion essentials for fall weather?
Boots with skinny jeans, scarves, cardigans for layering, thick knit tights, oversized sweaters!
Do your meals change when the weather changes?
In some ways because the produce that’s available is different than the summer months. But I still make some Summery meals if that’s what I am craving! I can tell you that I eat a lot more soup, roasted/bake foods, squash, and starchy foods in general!
Favorite fall dessert?
Honestly, a freshly picked apple right off the tree. Nothing beats an apple when they are in season.
If we’re talking legit desert, then my grandma’s apple pie.
Best thing about fall?
The colors outside and the foods that are in season!
Worst thing about fall?
The start of the drop in temperatures and how it basically just reminds me that Winter is coming. Also, it gets really rainy and windy here in Buffalo!
Best thing that will happen in Fall of 2012?
I will take advantage of any opportunity given to me to change my life and make my future what I want it to be.
What’s your favorite season?
I’ll leave you tonight with Ella’s new favorite sleeping place…my mom sent me this picture!
My dad’s out of town this weekend and it looks like Ella is missing him a bit…she’s laying on top of his baseball uniforms! What a cutie.
Have a great weekend lovelies!
Today’s Healthy Help: Brought my neighbors garbage cans back in from the front yard for them.