Like I’ve said before, this time of year is so revitalizing for me, and I just can’t help but soak up all of the wonderful things that autumn has to offer! It was difficult to narrow it down, but here are my three fall favorites.
My love for Saturdays full of football in the South runs deeper than the game itself. I love that football is something that brings people together. Think about it—we plan, pack, cook, bake, drive, set up tents, and all the in-between to spend game day surrounded by friends and family cheering on our teams. And whether those cheers are for the same team or not, there is still a sense of community and togetherness there. (Some may need to get to Monday to realize it, but the love is still there). It’s wonderful to go into the week and hear everyone’s different game day experience—whether their team won or lost!
2. Pumpkin Spice Latte
My goodness, people sure are crazy for this drink (myself included). With a 2018 release date as early as late August and 110,000 followers on Twitter, I think it’s safe to call the PSL a cultural phenomenon. As I thought about picking up a steamy cup of my own the other day, I couldn’t help but wonder how in the world a latte built such a loyal fan base. It is of course, delicious— the spices, espresso, creaminess, and REAL pumpkin (as of 2015) make the PSL a splendid treat. But, I’ve come to realize its more about what it represents than the drink itself. Taking a sip is a luxury that can only be experienced a certain time of year. If we could have a PSL in February, it would just make the whole experience rather lackluster.
3. Pumpkin Pie
It’s a good thing that pumpkin pie is near and dear to my heart, because the flavor is EVERYWHERE. One trip to the grocery store this time of year and you’ll see what I mean—pumpkin pie flavored popcorn, cereal, oatmeal, and even lotion! I’m a huge advocate for all things pumpkin flavored, but my true affection is for the delicious, classic pumpkin pie. The dessert that started it all. In all the craze over the years, some might forget the delicacy of a simple buttery pie crust with a sweet, creamy, and perfectly spiced custardy filling. But not me; this is one dish that will always make its way onto my table during autumn.
I love getting inspiration from all of you. Tell me your top three fall favorites below!
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