slides: 10 Ways To Get Your Home Ready For Fall
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Now that we're officially putting away the last trappings of summer, let's get excited to settle in for a crisp and cozy fall. Here are a few ideas for a fun and stylish season.
Start making soup
Make a big pot of hot soup and invite a few friends over for lunch one Saturday or Sunday. All you need is a loaf of fresh bread to complete the meal and some cookies for dessert. You can make extra soup to freeze for later. Jump right to these inspiring recipes: The World's Best Pumpkin Soup at the wonderful blog, Laurel of Leaves, or try the Pioneer Woman's delicious Pumpkin Soup, here. I also love this French Lentil Soup on Epicurious.com. Photo: Egan Snow/flickr
Celebrate root vegetables
Fantastic root veggies are fresh and wonderful through most of the fall. Roasted beets, potatoes, parsnips and carrots make a yummy and easy to prepare dish for an autumn dinner party. Not only are roasted roots delicious, the colors can’t be beat. Get roasting with these two great recipes, one from Seattle Foodshed and the other from yumly.com. Photo: *clarity*/flickr
Get into board games
Get your backgammon board out and set up a game table for winter evenings. A good game will beat just another night of television every time. I love this convertible backgammon table, featured here.
Leslie Banker is an interior designer and the founder of Empire Delicious. Read more of her posts about home, garden, and the good life, here.
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