fall flavors // my list for the season of change

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As many of you know, I recently wrapped up my Bucket List of Summer. With the arrival of autumn, I have been asked more than once if I will be doing a list for fall. The truth is, the short, magnificent, and often very fleeting season of fall in Minnesota does deserve a list of its own. After I asked each of the contributing writers for the Fall Flavors series to tell us about their must-do’s for celebrating fall, I, in turn, spent some time thinking about my own. Since winter usually arrives early here in our region, my list isn’t too long.

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:: bethany’s top ten list of must-do’s to celebrate the fall season ::
pick apples at an orchard and bake a pie
drive part of the great river road with my hubby to take in the fall colors
build something with my dad and sew something with my mom
taste wine at a local winery with my best friend
walk the streets of boston, with leaves crunching underfoot
drink more tea
cook a big pot of chili and bake cornbread
watch football on a sunday afternoon
wear scarves, boots and vests as often as possible
play in the leaves, and soak in the beauty of fall at the cottage

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There you have it! This is my list for the season where change seems to be present each day, as the leaves brighten, turn, and then fall to the ground. What is on your list this autumn? I’d love to hear!

  1. That sounds like a *perfect* fall list!

    I love the return to chilis & soups that fall brings. Mostly because I’m crock pot obsessed and this gives me a chance to bring it out again!

  2. Ms. Bright says:

    Gosh, now I just wish it was cool enough for this!!

  3. Tricia says:

    Great list! I posted mine on my blog back in July. http://www.asimpleharvest.wordpress.com

    My favorite things about fall are Halloween and Thanksgiving. Football and making chili. Taking my boys apple picking and trying new recipes.

    Fall starts today! Happy Fall!

  4. kathy says:

    Loved your summer bucket list and am getting good ideas for making a fall list, something I’ve never done before. Just a few things are:

    having braised ribs (husband makes a great batch) and watching football on a sunday afternoon

    taking a walk at the local reserve during peak leaf color

    sitting out back with the fire pit and hot tea with my family

    I’m sure I’ll think of others, but thanks for the head start!

  5. Bridgette says:

    I love your fall list. I do summer lists but fall is a good idea too.

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