Monday, September 13, 2010

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The two of you that read this know that fall is absolutely, most positively, my most favorite time of the year.  One by one the leaves on the trees start donning fabulous colors, the mornings are cool and crisp, and the evenings are a mirror image of those.

Fall just makes me want to wake up and make a nice hot, nutty, brown-sugared breakfast.  It makes me want to exercise more.  It makes me want to eat heaping bowls full of chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes or homemade pot pies.

I love love love watching football with my VERY enthusiastic hubby, having friends over for gamedays and bragging about the Husker wins!

I love the prospect of the holidays and knowing that family time is just THAT much closer.  I love long sleeved t-shirts, sweatshirts, and having to pile extra blankets on the bed at night.

But one of the things I love the most of all are caramel apples.  Don't know why.  Not good for me or my teeth but every year I HAVE to make them... or I'll die... I will.

Tonight there was no time for that.  So in loving memory of the caramel apples yet to come I cam home and made homemade caramel apple spice cider.  Delish!


  1. hello mrs smalley, please post the recipe for caramel apple pie!!! :)

    hope you are doing well! miss you guys!