september miscellany

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

fall, finally || they lasted all month long || on repeat || the best view, football || so long summer || september in the bay is my favorite || not bad for a monday || devoured this book || $2 bloody's || feeling fancy || PUMPKIN season || comfort by the ladle full || sunday fun day ||


this week

Friday, September 25, 2015

a few things making my week:
+ the hum of after school chats--making snacks and coloring
+views from the weekend that are still, days later, breathtaking
+ a book you just can't put down
+mini pumpkins strewn about the house
+the biggest pot of spaghetti sauce, simmering
+pumpkin essentials & wine to welcome the first day of fall
+cowboy boots and jeans
+candles lit with the smells of autumn wafting through the house
+the sweetest corgi who doesn't leave my side
+having him home to enjoy it all


in the kitchen {september}

Thursday, September 24, 2015

I love to cook. This happens to work well because I also love to eat. And while I have a healthy amount of tried and true winners, I also really like to try new recipes. Thankfully I have a brave, non-picky husband who loves to eat too.  

Here are a few of the recipes I made and devoured this month. 
 Sweet Potato skillet with bacon and zucchini -- so good.  Comforting, warm, and semi-healthy.  Next time, more eggs less bacon.  I know I know, but it was a tad bit of a greasy mess. Also, hot sauce is a must.
 Ranch pork chops and veggies-- our favorite! Easy, fast, and so delicious.  I make a sweet potato for myself because I'm obsessed with them -- but for a man, there is nothing quite like meat and potatoes, or so I'm told.
Honey Garlic Chicken and veggies -- Another winner!  These "one-pan" dinners are awesome.  And the broccoli, ohhh myy yessss. [hands raised emoji!]
Spaghetti sauce -- always on the hunt for the best meat to sauce to veggie ratio-- also what fits into my pot.  But I think I may have found the winner this time around.  My favorite part, the white wine and garlic smell-- nothing quite as heavenly?  Poured on top of spirlized zucchini noodles and toped with parmesan cheese. A hug in a bowl if you ask me.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread -- given straight away to friends because I cannot have this in my house.  So yeah, this bread is pretty good.

What have you been making in your kitchen lately?  Any favorite recipes for this wonderful Autumn season that is upon us?  I would love to hear.


on a monday

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

dinner and a sunset by the water on a monday evening.  the weather was glorious, with the perfect september breeze and warm setting sun.  we shared wine and fresh shrimp and made plenty of plans for when he comes home from his trip.  a month or so apart is not something we are looking forward to, but what a great way to send him off.  I can think of no better way to spend the evening -- if you give a girl good weather and a sunset....


early september

Friday, September 11, 2015

early september, to me is all -- back to school with the smell of scotch tape and bouquets of sharpened pencils*. sunflowers on the table and yellow butterflies floating through the last of bits of humid air.  football sounds and crisp blue late summer skies; boyfriend shorts with boots.  welcoming pumpkin and all her glory and savoring the last days of summer corn and fresh zucchini.  honeycrisp apples and farmer's market plans.  trading in neon for burgundy; rose' for pinot noir.  pausing with the rare early autumn breeze and yet one more beach day.

savoring the last bits of one season while readying for another -- a toe dipped in each.  quite a lovely transition if you ask me.

happy early september to you and to you and to you
and happy friday.


*joe fox & kathleen kelly


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

 the "official" last one of summer -- enjoyed the best way we know how.

+ rose' + homemade pizza
+ lazy mornings with coffee + movies
+ boat rides and docking for dinner
+ neighborhood bike rides
+ fresh peel&eat shrimp & an orange crush {or two}
+ delivery Chinese on a rainy sunday + dumplings!
+ sleeping in, until 8!
+ us loving on Lucy -- her loving on her bone
+ college football!!
+ neon dresses and "its still summer" hair