There isn’t one single thing I don’t like about autumn! Isn’t it the best? I love having to grab a sweater before I walk out the door because of the nip in the air. And how about the incredible color of the leaves. Here in NY we have some trees that are still green, but most have turned to the gorgeous shades of fall – rust, gold, red. It’s such a gift to be able to spend time outdoors after the scorching, hot summer we had.
And, the kitchen is open again! I love making soup, and could actually eat it everyday this time of year. My husband found a recipe in Runner’s World magazine last year that’s ready in less than a half hour and it’s so delicious. All you do is bring 4-5 cups of chicken broth and a can of diced tomatoes to a boil, add a heaping cup of shell pasta and cook about 10 minutes. Add 1 cup of cooked chicken, a
cup of fresh spinach or arugula and a can of cannelini beans (rinsed and drained) and heat through. The whole thing takes about 20 minutes and it’s delish! I add a drizzle of olive oil and some parmesan cheese to the top to serve. Simple and delicious – my favorite combination!
Enjoying the fireplace, hot cups of afternoon tea, the smell of cookies and bread wafting from the kitchen, snuggling in your favorite chair with a good book,covered in a cozy throw – how could you not love this time of year!
Wishing you all beautiful autumn days.