I hate that the actual temperature can be in the 70s but my body is always cold.
I hate when leaves fall and trees are bare.
I hate dew on the grass in the morning.
I hate when my feet are cold in flip-flops.
I hate socks.
I hate not getting tan
and so much more.
There are a few reasons I love it.
I love going to the apple orchards (especially if I get to pick the apples myself).
I love carving pumpkins.
I love getting back into a routine.
I love amazing cinnamon-sugar donuts (from the Plymouth Cider Mill)
I love (probably tied for 1st with the donuts) good, warm and hearty soups.
Last night for dinner I made my first soup of the fall. It was an unusual soup for me to make because it has Italian sausage in it, but it was surprisingly delish. Plus it’s so easy and only takes about 30 minutes. Here’s the recipe,
1lb. ground Italian sausage
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 can 15 oz. black beans
4-5 red skin potatoes (diced)
½ bag of frozen corn
1 can 15 oz. diced tomatoes
3 cups beef broth
Grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
1. Boil a small pot of water for the potatoes. Season water with salt.
2. Mince the garlic
3. Brown the Italian sausage in the bottom of a soup pot with the garlic.
4. When the water is boiling, add the diced potatoes.
5. Add the beef broth, diced tomatoes, black beans, corn and cooked potatoes to the soup pot.
6. Allow soup to simmer on low for 15 minutes.
7. Serve and garnish with Romano or Parmesan cheese.
I revised the recipe from here.