Fall Compulsions :: And a Recipe

Sunday, October 14, 2012  ::  

When fall comes I usually want to do three things. 

1. Go to Mt. Lemmon to enjoy the cooler weather and changing leaves. We had a wonderful time in the air and even though it wasn't that cool I wore a sweatshirt all day and pretended it was cold. 


2.  I don't know why, but the change in the air makes me feel like I want to change my hair. Cutting it all off sounds so appealing in the fall. I went for it a few years ago and swore I would never have long hair again. I lied. Right now I'm very tempted to cut it all off again, but I'm not going to just yet. Just so you all know your opinions do not sway me one way or the other. And, if you have an especially strong opinion about what I should do with my hair, I will have a very strong compulsion to do the opposite. Mm-k? Thanks. 

2009 short hair.  I don't know...an updated short style beckons me. 
3.  I want to bake and bake and bake, trying new recipes I've pinned on Pinterest. Morgan and Carah are at the age that I can mostly just supervise while they bake and bake and bake. 

This week we made pumpkin scones from this pin

Just in case you aren't Pinterest savvy and would like the direct link to the recipe, here ya go

I like to try recipes from Pinterest that people I know have tried and recommend. If you are the same way, I highly recommend this one. The scones were fairly easy to make and the result was pumkiny deliciousness. 

These two beauties had a marvelous time. 

We used a pizza cutter to make the triangles. 

If you don't use parchment paper when you bake, you should start now. That stuff is amazing. 

I loved the way the orange tint changed after baking. They fluffed up beautifully which means we mixed the dough perfectly. 

I did not use the glaze from the recipe. Chad isn't fond of plain sugary glaze so I decided to make a thin butter frosting with a touch of cinnamon. I think they turned out lovely. 

One more shot of my cute sous chefs with our finished product. 
See those pretzels in the background? I'll post a pretzel using recipe soon that will, in the words of my friend Laura, rock your face off. 

What about you? What do you like to do in the fall? Do you want to cut off you hair? Have you tried any recipes worth sharing? Leave a link in the comments if you have a good recipe to share. 

Happy Autumn! 

4 important comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Emily said...

I just want to eat pumpkin everything and wear all my cartigans and scarves. Without sweating. I'm growing my hair out, but the fall makes me want it long so much faster!

Jamie Van Nuys said...

Those pumpkin scones look delicious! I've been growing out my hair for over 4 years and I'm so tempted to chop it off again, too! It's tempting but I know I'll miss it and my husband wouldn't be too happy if I chopped it all off!

By the way, I've nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award! Head over to my blog today to see what it's all about. Can't wait to read your responses!

Wendy said...

Love that first picture! I too love to bake in the fall ~ but I'm not a pumpkin girl :( boo ~ there are so many recipes that look so yummy!

laura said...

Fall makes want crunchy things like eating granola, grinding coffee beans, and walking on dead leaves. It also makes me want to dye my hair dark brown, which I swore I would never do again...

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