Monday, September 24, 2007

Fall has Arrived!

I'm not sure what your traditions are for celebrating the arrival of Fall... (Oh, yesterday was the FIRST Day of Fall just in case you were wondering. If you didn't know- Shame on you, Ha!)

...Back to my thought on Fall traditions. I have a couple. First, I get so excited I drive my adorable husband crazy. Then, I start the fall baking. YES, right away! I have to have a pumpkin treat for the First Day of Fall (Doesn't everyone?) This year my dear personal friend Paula Deen shared her secret family recipe for her Creamy Pumpkin and Pecan Squares in the Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine. Did I say secret? I meant to say semi-secret!

Yummy, Yummy! Let the baking begin!

Next, we MUST have the traditional Fall Mix. I am not sure how long this mix has been in our family. I just remember eating it! To my friends in H-Town it is called Lacie's Fall Mix. Kind of catchy, don't you think?

If you don't have a fall tradition, let me help you start one...Here is the Almost Famous Lacie's Fall Mix! Go Make Some!!!

1 big container of raisins
1 Large bag of M&Ms
1/2 a bag of pretzels (any shape will do)
1 big bag of candy corn
1 big container of salted roasted peanuts

Yummy, Yummy! Oh- the BEST way to eat it is to take one of each of the items and place gently in your hand. Then pop it in your wide open mouth and savor the flavor!

Happy Fall Ya'll!
What are your traditions for celebrating fall?


Lynn said...

OH MY DEARIE...I love fall too. I actually pop out all the pumpkins, garlands, swags and pilgrims and indians on sept. 1st. I have been enjoying them for a few weeks now. Everytime I go to the grocery store I think I buy another pumpkin. I am so ready for the first real norther so I can make Heather and Ashley's taco soup. Hope you guys are doing good.

Shaka said...

looks yummy!-i'm sure my kids would pick out all of the m&ms!

Megan said...

So fun. I want to make those. I think that is great. We have a couple of traditions. We always dress up as a whole family. Last year we were Star Wars Characters. We also love going to different pumpkin patches. It is such a great time of year. Thanks for the receipes!

rlkllk said...

Hey Lacie - Hope Braden is better. Your mom told me he wasn't feeling well on Sunday. Anyways we'll have to get together sometime and do some Paula Deen Cooking. She is my favorite. By the way your mix looks really good. Have a good day. Talk to ya soon.

maria said...

OK. I'll definitely have to try your recipes--I love Paula Deen! Looking all your decoration and yummy recipes makes me want to really get into the fall spirit too!

Tip Junkie said...

Yummy!! I don't really have many fall traditions. I'm inspired though and am going to have to change that.