i love fall. it’s no secret. and with this weekend being the unofficial end of summer, i am craving fall.
i am looking forward to crisp, cool mornings. i am looking forward to having the windows open at night & it being just cool enough to pull the covers up a little bit more. i am looking forward to walking along the fox river with dan & the kids, as well as the arboretum, with all the beautiful trees changing colors. i am looking forward to the fall festivals in & around the city. i’m looking forward to wearing my favorite sweatshirt & jeans. i’m looking forward to the warmth from a sip of red wine. i am looking forward to lazy sunday’s watching football, dan more than me. i am looking forward to honeycrisp apples (my favorite!!). and i am looking forward to stews, soups & chili’s. all are things that just don’t happen or happen as often during the warm, sweltering summer months.
many of the people i follow on pinterest have been pinning some awesome recipes for fall. i love seeing my dash filled with new, mouth watering recipes.
i recently saw a pin for baked potato soup. i pinned it, i had to. what’s not to like? potatoes, cheese, bacon, scallions. all fantastically delicious.
c’mon, you know that looks delicious.
with cooler weather in our very near future (monday!), i am thinking of making this.
the original recipe comes from foodies at home and it’s so super simple. because it’s a pretty cut & dry recipe and since ben likes to help in the kitchen this will be great for us to work together on his math skills. it will be fun, educational & delicious all rolled into one wonderful, relaxed afternoon!
we have a family dinner monday, so i won’t be making this soup then but you can bet it will happen very soon!