Hooray for September! It's officially fall-ish here in AZ, which means its only 90 outside. I'm ready for Halloween, Thanksgiving and cooler weather. And soup. Lots and lots of soup.
I made soup for dinner tonight. It was yummy. You should try some. I added a little more chicken broth than her and left out the bacon, but it was great cause my kids ate so many vegetables and they didn't even know it. I'm a master of disguise. Its a little harder to disguise veggies in grilled chicken. I also made a zucchini cake. My house smells like cinnamon. Very fall-ish.
I love this time of year because we finally get a break from the sweltering heat, but not so much that we have to run the heater or anything. Its not so hot during the day and cool at night. I wish we had some trees that provided some fall foliage, but you can't win 'em all.
And I love October. Its the best month. It contains Alana's and David's birthdays, Halloween and plenty of soup weather. If every month were like October the world would be a great place.
Then comes November. Its slightly cooler, but around here its pretty nice. This is the month of low utility bills around here, because the cooler is no longer needed but the heaters not quite on yet. Cheap gas and electric bills all around. And I love Thanksgiving. Its my favorite holiday. All the delicious food of Christmas without having to buy ten million presents. Lots of pumpkin flavored foods, turkey and my dad's gravy, which is delicious enough to be eaten by itself. And of course football. The Cowboys play every Thanksgiving, so our day is planned around that. We must be somewhere with a big screen TV (our house or my dad's) by 2 pm. Not optional to miss that game.
All of my favorite stuff happens in the fall and it just happens to coincide with cooler weather. I couldn't of planned it better if I'd tried.