Friday, October 21, 2011
Fall is in the air proper here in our neck of the woods. The days are getting shorter and the shadows are getting longer-early signs that winter won't be far away. The cool nights are just right for sleeping under layers of snugly blankets. The cool days are perfect for insect free walks in the woods. It is time for burning candles scented with cinnamon and spice. The cool house is just waiting for the oven to be fired up and the baking to start. I do love this time of year. Now is the time for cooking foods like beef stew and home made bread. Nothing is better than a house filled with the smells of pumpkin or apple pies baking in the oven. I freely admit that I love food and also love to cook and bake. Now I must learn to do so without overeating the finished product! I think between now and Christmas is going to be a very challenging time of year to diet through. Are we sure that humans are not supposed to hibernate? It seems like Fall is the time to overeat comfort foods and stay in a nice warm bed. What is Autumn to you? Do you have any strategies to get through the holidays without packing on the pounds?