Don't get me wrong. It's still summer. It's still 85 degrees, hot & humid. But there is a hint of something in the air that's telling me change is on it's way. It's a little cooler in the morning and it's getting darker a little earlier at night. Which I love.
My oatmeal is tasting just a bit sweeter these days. Maybe because I usually don't eat oatmeal in the summer. I normally wait for the cooler months but the other day I woke up craving it. I added cinnamon and dried cranberries and savored every bite. YUM.
On Sunday I spent the day cleaning and doing my routine chores around the house....vacuuming, dusting, cleaning bathrooms, etc. Instead of it being the usual drudgery, it felt more like nesting. I lit a fall candle my heart was happy. And then I remembered something.... I had a can of pumpkin in my pantry that I've been staring at for weeks. I've been saving it for my official kickoff to fall.
It was time ♥
I whipped up a quick batch of pumpkin muffins. I used this recipe, (here) but decided to leave out the chocolate chips. What??? Yup. I was really craving that pure pumpkin taste. Classic pumpkin with cinnamon, nutmeg, & clove. And that's what I got.
So here we are. Floating in limbo within those few weeks where summer ends and fall begins.
Nights are always cozy, but with tea and a warm pumpkin muffin they hit a little bit different, don't you think?
(And this particular night it was raining so that made it all the more perfect :)
And now the question is... what to do with the half a can of pumpkin I have in the fridge???
Stay tuned! ♥
Enjoy these last days of summer, my friends! Next week is September 1st!