Am I the only one to notice how quickly after July 4th we seem to spiral downward into fall?
Reeling from the hot heat of The Summer of 2012, the calendar page for July barely made it into the wastebasket before the temperatures began to fall into a cooler more “end of summer,” feel. Sweaters now drape across backs of chairs for an easy fling on and/or off as temps dip into the low 50s most of the evenings. With only seven days before the last long weekend of summer, (Labor Day) the sun is beginning a lazy rise and shine and an earlier rest and set. The heat of July is now but fade memories as crops begin to be harvested and appear at local farmer markets. Jugs of apple cider begin to appear next to bins of locally grown sweet corn. Yellow school buses are beginning to dot and dash around the country side causing tied up traffic as they receive and deliver their precious cargo.
Gradually and somewhat reluctantly we are looking at fall recipes. Stews, soups and hearty oven-roasted meals replacing simple grilled burgers, brats and the steak or two. Warm cobblers exchanged with the fruity cooler. Oddly I am holding on to a Summer Chicken Salad that is both fast and easy. Hope you also enjoy it and know it is also just as good on a fall evening or a winter’s afternoon.
Hold on to summer memories! Prepare for the golden fall memories to come! Enjoy life to the fullest! This is not a dress rehearsal! LYTTMABIAB!