Seasonal Changes

The changing seasons are regularly occurring transitions.  They happen every year — four times.  Yet each transitions is different, with each season having it’s own unique blessings and challenges. As I get older I find myself more and more in tune with the changing seasons.  Perhaps when I was younger I thought I was tooContinue reading “Seasonal Changes”

Fall Fun: First Pot of Chili or Soup Party

Bob and I always celebrate the first pot of chili of the season.  A soup supper is fairly easy to set up and host.  Using slow cookers you can set up your soup on your island, kitchen counter or table.  You may serve the soup or allow the guests to serve themselves.  Provide any garnishesContinue reading “Fall Fun: First Pot of Chili or Soup Party”

Fall Fun: S’mores

In case you are not familiar with S’mores they are a toasted marshmallow smooshed between two graham cracker halves with a nice piece of a chocolate candy bar.  The hot marshmallow melts the chocolate and makes for a decadent, ooey gooey treat. Why are they called S’mores?  Because after you’ve eaten one you want s’more.Continue reading “Fall Fun: S’mores”

Fall Fun: Fall Leaf Crafts

Remember when we used to press fall leaves between sheets of waxed paper? Well there are now new techniques to preserve leafs and lots of new craft ideas. These are just a few of those available around the web. Roses from Fall Leaves Easy Fall Crafts from Leaves from Better Homes and Gardens (these includeContinue reading “Fall Fun: Fall Leaf Crafts”

Fall Fun: Apple Picking

Have you ever been to the orchard where apples are grown? Check to see if there is an orchard that sells direct to the public in your area. Whether you pick your own or buy already picked this a good way to teach children about where their food comes from. This is something Bob andContinue reading “Fall Fun: Apple Picking”

Fall Fun: Take a Fall Foliage Tour

If you live where there is beautiful fall foliage be sure to get out and look at it. Whether a drive through your own neighborhood, an older part of town with large trees, a park, through hills or mountains, or just down a country road a fall leaf tour is a fun and relaxing activity.Continue reading “Fall Fun: Take a Fall Foliage Tour”

Fall Fun

Scattered throughout the month of October you will find fun activities to help you welcome Fall or Autumn (whichever your prefer).  As usual these activities will be family friendly.  They will be brief little tidbits scattered among the October blog posts like falling leaves.  I’m sure you will want to check back to make sureContinue reading “Fall Fun”

The First Pot of Chili

One of our favorite ways to welcome Fall is with the first pot of Chili of the year.  This is one of my favorites.  I call it Genie’s Slow Cooker Veggie Chilli.  Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 onion chopped 2 carrots peeled and sliced thin 1/2 cup lentils  1/2 cup dry garbanzo beans (chick peas) soaked overnightContinue reading “The First Pot of Chili”