“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
Without reservation, October is my favorite month of the year! We welcome a refreshing break in temps, the colors transform into natural hues of umber, sienna, and ochre, and lastly…it’s the month I was born! In the words of Anne of Green Gables “I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”. We, along with the pumpkins, mums, and asparagus ferns, welcome you to our kitchen porch! The stack of pumpkins sit on a vintage churn found at a junk store years ago and the crotons fill a small wooden wheelbarrow…making this space one of my October favorites! I love sweet potatoes. You can bake ’em, roast ’em, fry ’em…you can even casserole ’em…any way you can think of! But my very favorite is sweet potato cobbler. On my birthday my Mother would always make my favorite dessert which was Sweet Potato Cobbler or Hummingbird Cake…but I usually didn’t have to choose…she made both! Last weekend I made the cobbler for myself!Since I have basically retired from decorating and designing, I often travel with Butch across the Southeast on his business trips! We were in Kentucky on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Riding shotgun with him, talking, listening to music, and taking in the scenery is at the top of my list! During cooler months, most days I enjoy an afternoon snack…or as I call it a pick-me-up! It’s something I always look forward to! My favorite is an espresso and one square of dark chocolate. It is hard to limit myself to only one square, but most of the time (wink) I succeed! I realize that Halloween hasn’t even arrived but everyone seems to get a jump on Christmas. Every year I am excited when I receive the annual “Christmas with Southern Living” in my mailbox. This tradition started with my Mother over 30 years ago. I have her collection and I keep adding to it yearly. The book is full of holiday inspiration – party menus, decorating ideas, and mouth-watering recipes. This year, I received my book early and I pulled it out this past week! I love thumbing through all the old editions and once again, read the recipes and ideas from many years ago! The collection brings back many wonderful memories!
What do you love most about October? Is there a favorite memory? I love hearing from you and read every comment!
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