Yeah, I know. I’m getting a little ahead of myself. Fall is coming, but you can’t really feel it yet. I love fall, when the evening air begins to cool, leaves start to change, and our appetites turn to heartier fare.
I’m a soup/stew/chili kind of guy. I guess I get this from my mother, who would think nothing of whipping up a pot of chili in even the hottest weather. In fact, just last week I found a new chili recipe, and just had to try it out. So, I dropped the air conditioning a few degrees and began to cook. Actually, this recipe was an easy one and was meant for a crock pot. Just open some cans, chop an onion and a couple of garlic cloves, and six hours later… wow.
Don’t worry, I won’t hold out on you. I’ll get the recipe up in the next couple of days. No matter what the weather’s like where you are, you’ll want to whip up your own batch.
The change of seasons provides each of us with a natural opportunity to pause. We can reflect on where we’ve been, and dream about where we’re going. As the summer winds down, be grateful the down time, a vacation or two, long sunsets and food on the grill. Be grateful!
Spend these last days of summer in the company of friends. Take that trip to the park or the beach that you’ve been putting off. Create some memories that will warm your heart when the weather gets cold. It will be here before you know it.