I love fall.
It has always been my favorite season.
Pumpkins, Gords, Cider, Ghosts and Ghouls.
Our neighborhood goes crazy on Halloween. Neighbors set up a huge Bouncy House, show Horror Movies in the Driveway, there’s an outside bar for parents where they can grab a roadie while the trick or treat with the kids. I have a ton of people over, swing open the front door, order a ton of pizza and stock the bar and everyone uses our house as home base.
Last year we went through 18 pounds of a candy.
This year I jumped the gun a bit on the decorating and had the house done by October 1st.
Perhaps I was rebelling against the heat wave outside hoping that the thermometer would dip below 70.
I hit the bank busting Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch and the galley of paparazzi waiting to catch a celeb buying a pumpkin.
It’s a bit over the top.
But Caroline loves it and so do I.
And yes, I bought a $50 pumpkin.
I also love baking with Pumpkin this time of year.
I love pumpkin bread and muffins.
Pumpkin Filled Ravioli with Fried Sage Butter.
Put a little Creme Fraiche and Caramelized Pepitas on top and it is delicious.
I also love the Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie recipe from the Seriously Simple Holidays Cookboook.
You can find Pumpkin Ice Cream seasonally and as soon as it has hit the freezer I create a reason to make this pie.
It is so easy and so simple.
Just like a lazy fall day.
How do you celebrate the season?