It’s not officially fall yet, but I can feel it coming.
The leaves are starting to change here already. I’m not ready for that just yet, but I am happy that football season is here, that the weather is slowly cooling off, that tomatoes are still in season but winter squashes are coming.
I have only lived in one state my entire life. And I don’t think I could ever imagine leaving Virginia simply because of this season.
Fall in Virginia means everything to me.
Reds and oranges and yellows.
Chilly nights carving pumpkins with a mug full of hot chocolate.
Jeans and sweatshirts and flip flops.
Seeing the wisps of your breath on a foggy morning or while screaming at a football game.
And finally learning to love pumpkin. I wasn’t a fan of many pumpkiny things when I was younger. Besides Jill’s pumpkin cookies, I didn’t want to go near anything that orange – pumpkin pie was especially a no-go.
But people change. Taste buds grow up. Pumpkin plops into your life in delicious ways and soon enough, you can’t stay away.
I cannot wait to make some of my favorite pumpkin recipes soon!
What are your favorite pumpkin dishes? Leave a link in the comments for me! I need some new recipes to try