Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Homekeepers Journal - August 24th

Baby Clay around age 2. 
Can't believe he's headed to kindergarten this week!

This week's Homekeeper's Journal is all about thoughts of Autumn.

Autumn in my kitchen means ……. A crockpot of chili using local, grass-fed beef.  Then settling down to the table for a bowl of chili topped with sour cream and shredded raw cheddar cheese with homemade cornbread on the side.

Autumn in my home brings …….My birthday! 

I bring Autumn indoors by ……..Incorporating items from nature - pine cones, bare branches, colorful leaves, pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn.  Also decorating with colors that bring to mind warmth - browns, reds, and oranges.

A few favorite Autumn activities for my family are …….The NC State Fair is an absolute MUST for us during Fall!  I love the sights, the sounds, the FOOD!  Funnel cakes - yum!  We also enjoy heading out to one of the local farms to pick our pumpkins for carving.

Two favorite Autumn recipes are …….My Chili using local, grass-fed beef and Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese (can substitute sweet potatoes - another Fall favorite!).

This Autumn I would like to ………Go apple picking!

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  1. I am so ready for fall/autumn. Can't wait to make chili, maybe even this weekend. I think it will at least not be in the 90s, with much lower humidities.

  2. your post was so beautiful!!! I kept saying Yes to everything!!! We love the fair here too! I can't wait for some chili either!

  3. Autumn is my favorite season. I just love everything about it. Thanks so much for the recipes. :)

  4. It's been in the 100s here for WEEKS, so thoughts of autumn cheers me up immensely! (BTW, just ran across your blog and LOVE it. I haven't heard of HomeKeepers, but am going to check it out now.)

  5. Ha I just made some chili yesterday...I just can't wait! Truly the best season of all.