I've been holding on to every ounce of summer possible, for as long as possible. Can you blame me? Sabbatical, endless sunshine, Greece, connections, hot and dry weather for as long as I choose to remember. Flip-flops only, great books, great times, great memories. I've been holding on a little longer than normal.
No I'm not walking around in late October, in the Pacific Northwest in sandals and sleeveless dresses... that ended in early October. But I did press the pause button, and tried not to think of the impending Fall, leading to Winter. That ended officially this weekend. Fall has always been my favorite season, and I'm sorry for trying to ignore it for so long. I'm sorry Fall!
I took my camera out this morning to capture the color that is surrounding me. You might ask how I could have ignored the season with such glorious reminders all around me. Beautiful. As good as New England, this year... well almost.
It's time to cook indoors again, taking a break from the grill and Greek salads we have enjoyed for the past months. Our friend and neighbor invited us for dinner Sunday evening, and if there was any question that Fall is not to be ignored, the meal made it official.
This is how we do Fall in my neighborhood!
_Pan roasted vegetables, red potatoes, brussel sprouts, carrots and onions with fresh rosemary
_Pork tenderloin with a sauce of raisins soaked in red wine
_Green salad, with fresh orange slices, onion, walnuts and gorgonzola
_Pumpkin pie, with fresh whipped cream