Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Feels Like Autumn

The air is chilly. It's going to rain. It will not be a perfect autumn day out of doors, but it will be as perfect as I can create indoors.

This little photo to the left represents hours spent at Pinterest perusing other gals' Autumn or Fall Boards. I was going to provide a link to each of them and then realized that these are the sorts of things we did before Pinterest, but not so much now. Instead, I created an Autumn Board of my own using so many of my friends' pins. What delights you have been gathering! There's enough inspiration there to last for years.




Some weeks ago now, I promised John a batch of cookies. I don't know about you, but I do not like baking cookies. They take so long to bake with all those 10–12 minute interruptions. ☺ He doubtingly asked when. I said that it would have to get much colder.  Now he's been watching for frost warnings like crazy. Just last night, as I was reading the final pages of *A Fine Romance, he said, "It's going to be 28° tonight."

I slapped my book shut and started up from the chair. Those were action words and I had some gathering of plant covers to do. He started to laugh and then had to confess that he was lying just to get some cookies. What a scamp! I think he wanted to know if I could still move. I've had my nose in one book or another for days.

*Speaking of A Fine Romance, I linked to two blogs at the end of my post on Branch and Hedgerows where the blessed gals went to book signings, if you'd be interested. Both gals had their photos taken with Susan and one even found Joe in the parking lot in that beautiful van of theirs. He seems like such a good sport!

I'd just like to add that finishing the book may have given me the same sort of feeling that Susan and Joe had about leaving England behind. I'll be leaving it handy by so that I can dip back in again and enjoy whatever page I land on. It's that kind of a book.




Now if I were to bake John some cookies today, what would you suggest?

Love Vee

40 comments:

  1. Oh boy...I'm so sad I can't get my hands on that book before we leave on Thursday. No one has it in stock around here. I will order it from Amazon so it might arrive before we get back. They say 1 to 3 weeks...oye.
    Cookies are a pain to make in my opinion but soooo appreciated. Glad you can still move! :)

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  2. Nice autumn pins! My next to-do task is creating an all autumn chip to slide into a digital picture frame. I know I've got a couple hundred autumn shots to used taken over the past 7 years. I plan to give a copy with a digital frame to my best girlfriend for her birthday on Oct. 1.

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  3. Now I'm hungry for cookies. Three choices popped into my head ~ Ranger cookies (my favorite from childhood; molasses; and snickerdoodles. Just thinking about baking cookies is a sensory delight! I need grandkids to help eat them.

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  4. Vee, there are so many wonderful cookie recipes on Pinterest! I am feeling molasses cookies right now, or maybe snickerdoodles. Then there are the good old standbys of oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip. Maybe make a batch of each and really fill the old cookie jar. Or make some slice and bake, this way you can just pull the log of cookie dough out of the freezer and slice and bake! LOL xo

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  5. I can't even think of baking cookies. No little grands around any more, HH doesn't eat many sweets and I would end up eating them all. Found me a new drink at the grocery. Veggies and Berries by Naked. No salt or sugar just plain goodness. Yes expensive so I am gonna start making my own smoothies with just plain veggies and fruits. Many are way ahead of me.Gonna look that book up.

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  6. I enjoyed your pins immensely. It will reach 96 here today and it's been almost 3 months since we've had a good rain. I'm root watering my beloved flowers and trees to see if they'll survive the harsh winter the Farmer's Almanac is predicting. I hope we have color this Fall the way the leaves are raining down each day from lack of moisture! Glad it isn't this way all the time. I don't like baking cookies either, but I sure like eating them. ;)
    Debbiew

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  7. Your fall weather sounds wonderful! Looking forward to seeing what you create from your Pinterest ideas.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  8. Good thing you don't live here in the sunny burning south, John would not get cookies til at least November or December,lol! I am so very ready for a season change, it is hot as blazes here. Do chocolate and oatmeal no bake cookies count?

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  9. I turned the oven on over the weekend in spite of the 100 degree heat index to make some cookies. Snickerdoodles from a recipe I saw online and they were yummy! They stay nice and soft, too. If I had more time, I'd look up the link, but it's on the other computer and I have to go soon.

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  10. Wish we were having some chilly temperatures over here, but it probably won't be for a quite a while yet...you've totally sold me on that book, I might look for it today. And as for cookies, some good old oatmeal raisin sounds WONDERFUL to me. Enjoy your day Vee!

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  11. That John teasing you about the temp!!! I had fresh baked chocolate chip/pecan cookies yesterday at a friend's and they were so good. You have made me want this book so much and also, cooler weather! Have a good afternoon, Vee.

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  12. Oatmeal cookies!!
    No baking here, it is 95 degrees, no kidding.

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  13. I'd have to say chocolate chippers. : )
    I really enjoy baking cookies - you probably already know that because I bake them so often!!

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  14. Well, you've probably got your cookies baked and stowed away by now but I would suggest either chocolate chip or molasses crinkles rolled in sugar which are a fall favourite here with a cup of tea. ;) Did you bake and if so what? Curious. I've been pinning too. Great fall decor ideas out there! It's going to be mild and rainy for the next four days here. Blah! But. Better than s**w!

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  15. It is so hot here today, to reach 99 again which is the temp we had yesterday. I like making cookies. I always make the dough a day ahead so that is one step out of the way.

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  16. What a great post! He sure got you hopping didn't he...funny guy! I have to highly recommend the Pumpkin Molasses Cookies that the Mennonite Girls Can Cook recently posted. I made them just the other day and I LOVE them and so does my hubby who loves molasses cookies! I even took pictures to post about them myself, but have not gotten around to doing that yet. But, if not now, you must at least make them on a cold fallish day....they're the best!

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  17. I'm going to check out your autumn board, mine has very little on it. :-) Chocolate chip cookies are always a favourite of my hubby - them and a glass of milk.
    Judith

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  18. You've got me wanting to read that book too! I just looked at your autumn board and all your pins look so inspiring. It's not very fallish here today but I'm still hungry for baked cookies....what a trickster that John is - so cute!

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  19. Vee, you write such a cute blog - love this post.

    Hope by now you did make your man some cookies - what didja make? I say for the first ones of the season ya cannot go wrong with a good old fashioned tollhouse cookie. MMMMMMMMMMMMM.

    It's so staggeringly hot today - high 90s with about a zillion percent humidity- I can hardly stand stepping outdoors. I went out for a second to grab something in my barefeet and actually burned them, and I was only out for a second!

    I can't believe this is September. Those POOR football players and band marchers- ugh, hope they're drinking enough water!

    Give John an hug and tell him I like his style. ♥

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  20. Well, if he's like the man of the house over here...he would prefer raisin oatmeal cookies to most other kind! Elmer won't be getting cookies this week...it's blazing hot over here. He will get his birthday cake tomorrow though! Now I'm off to check out your fall pinterest board.

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  21. Gingersnaps would be my suggestion. And as Tim says, they are best eaten in pairs. (Typed paris first and that would be MY suggestion.) We've had a reprieve from autumn and we're into glorious Indian summer with cool misty mornings and warm sunny days. So lovely.
    I'm off to explore your autumn Pinterest page.

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  22. Aw, and I see you pinned my pumpkins. I'll likely bring them out again in a couple of weeks.

    Oh, and I love John's method to get you moving! What a scamp.

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  23. Well, at my house it would either be chocolate chip OR peanut butter cookies. IF I were making them for myself it would be a ginger cookie with cream cheese frosting.
    I need to spend some time reading, too! xo Diana

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  24. Snickerdoodles are my favorites but if you don't like interrupted by the timer do pan cookies!

    It's hot here but will cool down again over the weekend! We are headed to Florida, on Saturday to have a working vacation - doing some projects at Tim's mom's house. Of course what that really means is he'll be working and I'll be vacationing with the kids - at the pool, at the cousins house, etc. In the heat.

    Deanna

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  25. This is another book on my wish list! I know it is wonderful. It was so much fun hearing about it when she traveled and wrote about it. If I give my hubby a choice....it's always Snickerdoodles. I have an old recipe for them that is amazing...and easy! Enjoy your evening! Sweet hugs!

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  26. Well phooey. My long old post just got eaten by the server. The nerve!

    I'll have to shorten this and just say snickerdoodles. That was my vote for the cookie. It's my specialty, but I actually love making just about any cookie. It's the one thing in the kitchen that I do well so I do it.

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  27. Great pins for Fall. It's been too hot here to feel like fall but is supposed to cool down by the end of the week. Maybe then I'll get in the mood for fall decorating.

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  28. Snickerdoodles. That's my vote. I'm doing peaches right now. Made a crisp and a pie that would rock your world tonight. Yes, made both. Wish you were here.

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  29. That John made me smile. He seems full of beans! I love cookies with lots of grains and nuts.

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  30. I have to look at your autumn pins. And I need to work on my boards, they are too general. I have "Holidays", all lumped together on one board!

    Not sure what sort of cookies John likes, but if you don't like to make them, I suppose you want to get out of the kitchen fast. You could do bar cookies, or even something modifying a cake mix, there are tons online. We're having a heat wave so I'm not using the oven, and I just don't know if I need the temptation anyway!!

    The book sounds great, I love her blog!

    XO,
    Jane

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  31. I am so very late chiming in, and you've probably long gone to bed, but I'd have suggested Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies or Soft Molasses cookies - my two favourites!

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  32. We had a delicious cool and rainy day here today! It felt so good after a summer full of hot and dry days. I actually put on a sweater! Pretty soon I know I'll be groaning about the snow and cold but for now I welcome the change of season.

    With no time to read because of grandbaby I haven't ordered Susan's book as yet. I'll add it to my wishlist so i won't forget--or even better I hope Susan comes to Denver to do a book signing and I can buy one then!

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  33. PS: I'm off to pin from your autumn board...lol! I have one of my own, plus one devoted to Halloween and one for Thanksgiving, plus I belong to a group "Fall into Autumn" board.

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  34. ACK!! September 10th and I still haven't decorated for fall! And I even have a geranium on my dining room table. Off to check out your fall Pinterest board before heading to bed...

    P.S. John's little trick made me laugh out loud! :D

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  35. Chocolate chip pudding cookies, after eating one you'll never go back to just plain old chocolate chip :) That book sounds wonderful I'm going to have to look for it. Wow 28 degrees, we still saw temps in the 90's so I don't think we'll be getting anywhere that low tonight.

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  36. We're having a heat wave again so I don't even want to think about turning my oven on!

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  37. We were having chilly weather, and now heat wave! But fall is in the air as the leaves are turning colors.

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  38. Went to your pinterest board took a glance and told myself I will be back tonight.

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