Pam-perings: The September Edition

“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭96:11-13‬ ‭  

When I think of September, I always think of an old song I remember from my childhood that said, See you in September, see you when the summer’s through.”  With school days beginning after Labor Day (which I was never excited about), the song’s melody and lyrics were melancholy for me.  But my, how things change!  Now, the mention of September takes me to pleasant thoughts of college football, warm days followed by cool nights, perfectly round bales of hay in the pasture, and of course those beautiful sunsets!  I enjoy everything that September offers and here are five of my favorites!
As summer turns to fall, I start thinking of cups of hot chocolate, espressos, and lattes!  One of my favorites for this cooler weather is pumpkin spice latte.  And my favorite place to enjoy this cup of autumn is…you guessed it…on my patio!  I am including this easy recipe:As I have mentioned before, I have developed allergies in the last few years.  I always have enjoyed scented candles, but most of them now cause all those allergic reactions!  But who doesn’t love the warm scent of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, lavender, bay leaves, apples, and oranges?!My alternative is to add these ingredients to water and slowly simmer my own concoction on the stovetop.  No allergic reactions to these lovely natural scents of autumn!   When I catch up on housekeeping, gardening, cooking, and yes…blogging, I love to take a few minutes to relax and peruse my favorite magazines. I’ve just gotten my hands on the fall editions of Southern Lady, Southern Living, and Victoria’s Autumn Bliss!  As a Southern girl, their recipes and ideas are just the best!

 Butch and I absolutely love pasta!!  A favorite pasta for this time of year is penne with butternut squash sauce that is purchased, not home-made (sshh…please keep Dave’s Gourmet Sauce our little secret)! I do add my own ingredients such as fresh parmigiana reggiano, basil from my garden, and freshly grated nutmeg!  For meat lovers, you can add Italian sausage!  It is a perfect September dinner!  Buon Appetito as the Italians say!

 One of my very favorite pleasures is to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.  September skies are one of my very favorites!  How can I not praise the Creator?

“Shout to the Lord, all the earth, let us sing 
Power and majesty, praise to the King;
Mountains bow down and the seas will roar at the sound of Your name.
I sing for joy at the work of Your hands, forever I’ll love You, forever I’ll stand,
Nothing compares to the promise I have in You”
Darlene Zschech

What are some of your favorite things about September?  I love to hear from you!!

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  1. Paula Bradshaw says:

    Dear Pam,
    I just love, love, love the new addition to your blog. “Pam-peelings”. Did I say LOVE? Well it’s really great! Keep up the great work and I love how you openly praise, God, our creator! He’s the best ever!


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    • Paula, I love to hear from you. This week has been challenging and your encouraging words came at just the right time. That is how God works! Thank you for reading and following. I am so grateful for your kind words! Blessings to you and yours!

  2. Carole says:

    I need to look for that Autumn Bliss magazine, I do love to spend a quiet evening dreaming up tablescapes, and projects for the seasons. Visiting from Rattlebridge Farm’s Foodie Friday!

  3. Kim says:

    Stove-top pot pourri is the best, isn’t it? Your pasta looks delicious! Come on, you’ve gotta give on where to find Dave’s…drooling here. September is a beautiful month in the South. But then again, they all are in their own special way. I’m ready for fall spices, too. Thanks for the inspirations! :-)

    • Funny, I didn’t realize that I had left that out. So I guess the whereabouts of Dave’s pasta sauce is a secret. I originally bought it at Williams Sonoma, but then I found it at TJ Maxx! It is really good! Wishing you a lovely weekend, Kim!

  4. Lovely post full of inspiration and excitement about autumn. Magazines are my weakness but it is hard for me to throw them away so I have purposely avoided buying them because of my problem letting go of them.
    I like your natural potpourri recipe and might make it next week. I have friends with the same candle problem and sometimes I am affected. It’s a shame because I love the ambience of candles.
    It’s still pretty hot in south Alabama for lattes but am pinning your recipe for later. Your pasta sounds wonderful too.
    See you in September brings back memories. I remember riding in a car with my boyfriend at the time at a certain spot and it playing on the radio.
    I always have the best feeling when I read your posts. You have put me in the mood for autumn which is my favorite season.
    Roll Tide tomorrow. Have a great weekend.

    • Bonnie, I always love reading your comments! I have the same problem of getting rid of magazines. I really think you will enjoy the simmering potpourri. I was wondering if others would remember the song, thank you for sharing your story! Well, the Tide didn’t roll but I still say Roll Tide Roll!

  5. Susan says:

    As September begins, my memories always turn back to my college days. Looking forward to my new courses, football games, beautiful mums, riding on horseback through golden and red forests and hearing the sound of the crunching leaves under my horse’s hooves. Precious memories indeed. I don’t believe I have visited you before. I enjoyed this post and am anxious to look for some of that butternut squash sauce for penne. Oh and I am enjoying the Fall issues of Southern Living and Southern Lady too!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  6. lelaburris says:

    This looks just like my typical fall day. The hearty dishes, the yummy warm drinks, and the relaxing with southern magazines. We could be the best of friends. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

  7. Jann Olson says:

    I adore fall for many of the same reasons. The older I’ve gotten, strong scents burn my eyes. Weird, but if I do light a candle I can only have it lit for a short time. I love simmering natural scents. Always do it at Christmas, but I think I need to cook some up for fall. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. AnnMarie says:

    I love your favorites of Fall! They are unique and delicious! Love the pasta dish….sounds wonderful! I must simmer some lovely natural goodies….I am allergic to a lot of things too!

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