During fall, I always say fall is my favorite season. The same is true of spring. I love the in-between times of change. I don't think I would much enjoy living in a place with little variation in the seasons. Seeing the earth go through its transitions is just too much fun.
Besides, fall just has so many wonderful activities associated with it. I already bought myself a new pair of boots, so the next item on my agenda was to get down to some baking.
Last weekend, one of my best friends, Marissa, was in town from Chicago. She visited around the same time last year, which is when I made my first ever pie-from-scratch. This year, we intended to do the same, but her visit was curtailed a bit due to some flight issues, so the pounds of apples from the farmer's market were sitting in my kitchen, begging to be made into pie.
I used Grandma Ople's pie recipe, which was just right. The filling was super-easy to make, and it encouraged me to finally try a lattice-work crust. Mine was far from perfect, but some little butterfly cutouts made a nice camouflage. I have found that a warmed-up piece with a little bit of mild goat cheddar sprinkled on top makes a perfect breakfast, er, I mean a perfect dessert after a nutritious and healthy breakfast.
Next on the fall-fun list is sitting in my big comfy armchair stitching and watching The Princess Bride. Isn't life grand?