A Fall Look

Whatcha think? It occurred to me that the background/theme I have been using here at the table has a “fall” setting. Cute huh? Way easier than decorating the house… Sniff, sniff, mmm pumpkin coffee. *contented sigh*
Hope you all have a great day, I’ll be back later this evening with some pumpkin recipes. Until then thanks for all the responses!

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A Seasonal Romance

Fall! Yup, cold at night and not ever hot during the day. Fall is totally here in the south. You all know that summer is my favorite, but that doesn’t mean I plan to be a whiny mope the rest of the year (unless I’m sick, duh). The beginning of Fall rekindles my yearly romance with the pumpkin. RedBird and I start buying up all the pumpkin flavored foods as soon as they hit the shelves. We go crazy, then by Thanksgiving we are all, ugh, pie? *shudder*. It’s definitely one of those flash in the pan, hot and heavy romances, that’s comes on too strong to last. But, it’s been a whole year so it’s totally time for crazy amounts of pumpkin related stuff. Yay! I already made Pumpkin Bread, and when I was drinking my pumpkin coffee this morning while eating my pumpkin bagel I realized this might be an obession others could benefit from. I mean, if it exists, I have at least tried it (as far as pumpkin goes). So I’m going to try to remember as many pumpkin successes as I can (and as many failures, I can think of at least 2, and I know there are more) and post them here, well, until I get over pumpkin for the year. Do you have any suggestions or recipes you’d like to see? Like, are you searching for a pumpkin cookie that has an entire serving of veggies in it, but is okay for a diabetic to eat? I have one for that. Comment below, or email me at mamaskitchentable@gmail.com with any requests, I will try to fill them all. Enjoy the pumpkin love!!!

Pumpkin Bread

Braided Pumpkin Bread Wreath

Harvest Pancakes

Spider Web Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Spice Bars

Pumpkin Soup

It started yesterday! RedBird and I are going tonite. Make sure you stop by between now and Saturday. They have posted that there are more than clothes and accessories this time, there are also household goods. (guess whose getting started on Christmas shopping?) If you are anywhere near Cary NC from now till Saturday please stop by. Maybe I’ll see you there!
If you aren’t sure where the location is email me mamaskitchentable@gmail.com and I can give you directions/ nearby land marks.

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This sale happens twice a year, RedBird & I went in the Spring and it was awesome. If you will be in or near Cary, NC in September your should totally add it to your itinerary! And it’s for an awesome cause:

Designer Consignors Fall & Winter Sale of 2012 will be donating a portion of the proceeds to The Gail Parkins Ovarian Cancer Awareness Walk which donates the money directly to Duke University and their Ovarian Cancer Research Program.

Follow the links below for full details:
http://carysale.com/
https://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Designer-Consignors/156198021140239

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Consignment sale/give away in Cary NC!

This sale happens twice a year, RedBird & I went in the Spring and it was awesome. If you will be in or near Cary, NC in September your should totally add it to your itinerary! And it’s for an awesome cause:

Designer Consignors Fall & Winter Sale of 2012 will be donating a portion of the proceeds to The Gail Parkins Ovarian Cancer Awareness Walk which donates the money directly to Duke University and their Ovarian Cancer Research Program.

Follow the links below for full details:
http://carysale.com/
https://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Designer-Consignors/156198021140239

Dog Days of Summer

 As I am sure you have figured out, summer is my favorite season, to the point that I become bitter at the idea of it ending soon. Unfortunately my ability to influence planetary rotations, angles, and alignments is still severely lacking so we are once again in the last few weeks of the best time of year. This is the time of year that separates the real summer lovers from those who are just playing at it. I don’t know about y’all but here in the South you have to love summer to like August. We get high humidity and high temps all summer long, but in August it gets serious. Too hot to stand up. Air too thick to mow the grass. At 7 am. It is a common misconception that Southerners are lazy, we sit around under our ceiling fans sipping mint juleps or iced tea and chatting with each other most all day. We aren’t lazy, we just aren’t stupid. Hot air rises, if you sit you are farther from it. Extreme humidity (99% or above for weeks on end, whether it rains or not) can lead to severe dehydration very quickly if you are up and moving around. These dog days of summer are the days where the smartest people are like the dog, lay in the grass under a shade tree, nap, read a book (ok the dog doesn’t read, but you get the idea), eat light, enjoy the relax time. Fall and it’s craziness are just around the corner, no need to rush them. Personally I am not comfortable when the temp is below 73 degrees (at any time of year, in or outdoors. I get dry, itchy skin once the humidity dips below about 65%. I prefer it when being outside forces you to slow down, enjoy things, you can’t move quickly when the air is like molasses. After yesterday’s rant I wanted to share something more happy, since I got that off my chest I feel much better. Thanks for being my sounding board. I hope you are enjoying these last few weeks before the Fall comes and gets us, I know I will.

What is your favorite mid August activity?