Hey there, Fall. How did you get here so soon?
It's difficult for my mind to process the fact that it's already mid-September, that we will officially greet Fall this week. While so, so, so much has happened this summer (the BIG cross-country move, settling in, starting residency, finding and then starting a new job, meeting new friends, getting Jack started at his first school...!), it doesn't feel like people should be packing up their flip-flops and picking out a new pair of boots for the cold days ahead. Yet, promises of apple picking, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, football, trick-or-treating, big pots of homemade soup, and cozy nights tucked under blankets make me excited for my favorite season. We are thrilled with the anticipation of what Fall means in the Northwest...what seasonal things are little family of three will do and love to make them our own Autumn traditions. And, I'm also feeling ready to brave the rain and endless clouds we have heard so much about!
So, I will leave you with this week's menu, a sort of dance between summer and fall foods (I guess my kitchen is not quite ready to bid farewell to summer), while I go search for a new raincoat, discover new soup recipes, and make a warm lunch of grilled apple and cheese sandwiches for me and my boy. xxo.
Weekly menu: Tuesday: slow cooked lentils
Wednesday: yogurt sesame dressed tortellini
Thursday: poached egg open-faced BLT sandwiches
Friday: pasta with spinach pesto and clams