It's go time for the biggest feast of the year and I hope your prep…
If September is all about getting back into routines, October is certainly about preparing for the cold months ahead.
Dale is stacking firewood and I am making the house cozy with fall decorations, plenty of twinkle lights, and extra candles. We may not need them yet but there are cozy blankets in baskets and shearling slippers by the bed, ready to be worn on chilly mornings.
Comforting and warming meals are on my mind and I bought a chicken to roast yesterday. I also baked chocolate chip cookies for the first time in ages and there’s a meatloaf on the menu for this week, too. I made soup for my lunches for the week and I’m ready for steel cut oats to replace overnight oats for breakfast.
I’m itching to cast on a pair of socks and settle into big books and, while I will always be a summer girl, I do love a fire burning in the wood stove. Warm days and cool-ish nights are my jam and that’s what October often brings us here in New England, along with spectacular foliage, tangy apple cider, and hot donuts at the local farm stand.
What do you love about October?