Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fall Treats

Fall has to be my favorite season of all, but I say that about every season.  There are so many things that capture my heart during the fall:  the crisp weather, the outside beauty, and of course the food!  I love the smell of hearty soups and stews simmering on the stove or the aroma of fresh baked bread in the oven.  Who can resist a slice of apple pie and a cup of coffee? 

One of my favorite quick snacks for fall is to combine candy corn and peanuts in a pretty serving dish.  Everybody loves this simple sweet and salty treat.  The English Mastiff that lives here especially likes this combination so I have to make sure it is out of her reach!

Don't be fooled by her sleepy eyes.  Trust me she is watching and waiting for us to leave any goodies unattended for her consumption.  She finished off a bowl full of jolly ranchers recently.  On the upside, she did have fresh fruity breath!

Next post, I will share our family's fall apple cider recipe with you.  Our second son loves this warm concoction so much that I keep it made up and stored in the downstairs refrigerator.  All he has to do is heat it back up a cup at a time.  When the outside temps recently dropped down into the 70's, Josh was asking for me to make Hot Apple Cider for him!

grace and peace,
julie

4 comments:

Carmen C. said...

I would LOVE that recipe, we have alot of apple trees and my husband makes cider every fall!!! Missy must have a digestive system like a steel drum, LOL, goodness, some of the things that go through there, LOL!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend;)

Nancy said...

Oh, we love the candy corn & peanut mix around here too. And that's a great pic of Missy with your youngest. Our Mary Jane is getting pretty white around the muzzle.

Marci said...

Love the picture of "A boy and his dog". ;)

The candy corn and peanuts reminds me of my Mom. She always had bowls of that out. I don't put it out because I can't stay out of it. :) Thanks for the memory.

TnFullQuiver said...

Your comments made me smile today!

grace and peace,
julie