Just Life


274/365 – november issues
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…I guess so – the arrival of the thanksgiving cooking issues surely signals “it’s fall”. our weather has taken a cool-ish turn this week (morning lows in the 50’s and afternoon highs not even to 80), but it’s really the magazine covers with beautiful roasted turkeys (the cook’s illustrated has pomegranates) that must be best indicator that the season has changed.

A few years back, this stressed me out. “what!!! thanksgiving is almost here???!!!” but lately, I’ve really enjoyed the time to look forward to my family’s favorite holiday. we have almost EIGHT whole weeks to plan (and re-plan and re-plan) the perfect menu. we do try to incorporate one or two new dishes each year – usually in the dessert category. and these magazines are so much fun…even the words sound good (“harvest pear crisp”, “bourbon pecan tart”, “pumpkin pie with brown sugar topping”…and even a brussels sprout slaw that might be a contender for that extra vegetable dish).

*mouth watering* just thinking about thinking about it. I do love fall!