Friday Favorites

Can you believe that fall will officially be here (according to the calendar) next Thursday?  Despite my desire to live in a place where it’s summertime all the time, I’ve found some inspiration on the web that has made me a little excited about changing of the seasons.  Here’s what I am excited about for fall:  dark nail colors, comfort food and red wine.  Oh, and the wishful thinking that it will be cool enough to enjoy our fire pit and back deck.

Here are my favorites from the week:

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Favorite Transition Meal:  Late Summer Risotto with Roasted Tomatoes, Corn and Figs.  I adore risotto.  In the summer, in the fall, in the spring and in the winter.

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Favorite Fall Must-Read:  Present over Perfect:  Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living.   “You’ll be invited to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life.”

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Favorite With a Spoon:  Creamy Thai Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup.  This soup looks like it could warm the soul.

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Favorite Drool:  Bubby’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich.  Can we just have a moment of silence for the above sandwich?

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Favorite Brunch:  Caramelized Onion Spinach Feta Savory Breakfast Casserole.  This prep-ahead one-dish recipe would be perfect for our next noon game or the next time we entertain and have overnight guests.

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Favorite Quiz:  What’s Your Home Decor Personality?  I’m Classic Glam.

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Favorite 5 Ingredients:  Brie and Bacon Grilled Cheese with Fig Jam.  1.) Brie 2.) Bacon 3.) Fig Jam 4.) Fresh bread 5.) Butter

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Favorite Break-the-Fast:  Baked Sweet Potatoes with Almond Butter, Banana and Chia.  I vow to switch up breakfast with this stuffed goodness before the end of October.

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Favorite Upgrade:  Churro Apple Pie Bowls.  Holy cow.  Apple pie filling + crispy, cinnamon-y churros.  YES!

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Favorite Fall Cocktail:  “Fall All Over.”  It reminds me of a Moscow Mule but with gin and it may be my new house signature cocktail for the coming months.

 

Cheers!

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