Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Happy Fall... a week later.

I am super late in posting this... but happy fall! Last Wednesday was officially the first day of fall and it was lovely. In preparation for the first day of fall I had a Fall Eve party on Tuesday night... (I'm super cool, I know.)

I bought candy corn and peanuts.

Baked with pumpkin. (I made these pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting to take to work.)

Listened to the You've Got Mail soundtrack and dreamt of bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils. (If you aren't a You've Got Mail fan, you probably think I'm crazy. But if you are, then you totally get it.)

And decorated our apartment for fall.

It was a lovely evenly...

The next morning my boyfriend Josh woke up early and surprised me with a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks before I left for work. He kept saying "It's your day!" like the first day of fall was my birthday or something... I'm thankful for him and I'm thankful for fall!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Soup weather... maybe a little premature.

It's September. I know that fall doesn't officially start until September 23rd. But my fall wreath is up and as I told Josh, "It's September. So fall has begun in my heart." With fall comes a lot of great things - many things that I have previously blogged about and that I will blog about again... because that's what I do. Today though... Today I want to focus on soups.

I love soup. Not sure why, but I do. So here are some of my tried and true soup recipes and some that I am excited to try this year.

My Favorites:
Chicken Pot Pie Soup (Skinnytaste)

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili (Taste of Home)

Mulligatawny (my version aka Jessie's version OR Pioneer Woman's version) ... beware your house will smell like curry for days...

My Favorites To Be (Hopefully):
Slow Cooker JalapeƱo Popper Chicken Chili (Skinnytaste)

Curried Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (Gimme Some Oven)

I'm also pretty determined to find a good butternut squash soup recipe, so if you've got one... send it my way! (Maybe this one?)

Also, looking for a perfect chicken enchilada soup recipe... Maybe someday?

Alright, I suppose that's all for now!