Wednesday, September 12, 2012

It's finally that time

There's a certain crispness in the air.  It's been raining since last night, and it's set to rain tomorrow as well.  Blessedly, the radio newscasters can take a day or two off of talking about the drought that has been plauging Colorado all year.  It's temporary, of course.  However, it's starting to feel more and more like Autumn is really around the corner, instead of feeling like it's going to be an awfully long Indian summer.

Last night, I got to make soup.  I live for soup.  I could really eat it every day and be happy.  Soup is like a chunky cable-knit sweater for the stomach.  Last night's iteration was black bean and summer squash:

The best part of this soup is that the beans and all of the vegetables were produced locally and sustainably.  I know it sounds ridiculous, but that makes food even better for me.  Like my warm, loving soup is sticking it to the lobbyists in Washington.

Even better, I was lucky enough to get to put on warm clothes today.  I've grown weary of dressing for heat, and the opportunity to wear a sweater today is such a treat.  So I'm in turn treating you to my own version of an Outfit of the Day:

Boots: Big 5 Sporting Goods / Pants: Express / Sweater: Charlotte Russe circa 2006 / Necklaces: Jewel Mint
I'm not in love with my new haircut.  I think it makes me look like a grandma.  But I was broke, and in desperate need, so I stopped in to one of those cheapo salons, hoping that they could figure out how to trim hair.  It turns out, they can't.  How is that even possible???  Oh well.  Good thing about hair is that it grows, because those fringe bangs are making my eye twitch.

No, I won't be drinking a Pumpkin Spice latte, because I don't like them.  I won't be eating a pumpkin cream cheese muffin, because I can't afford to waste all of my WW points.  But I am going to cozy up in my sweater, drink tea, and eat soup while I eagerly anticipate the dawning of Autumn.


  1. ohhh that soup looks amazing. I love black bean soup.. and with locally grown veggies? divine.

    I'm excited for sweaters, too- so comfy :)

  2. Mmmmmmmmm soup!!! And that sweater is so cute and cozy - I love it!

  3. Your outfit is adorable. :) Clearly, it's much cooler is Colorado than in the Carolina's. I considered it autumn today when the high was in the 80's...and I might would have died in long sleeves. I'm certainly ready for some scarves, skinny jeans, and boots!

    And the soup sounds SO yummy! Next time you're brewing some tea, shoot me a text. Maybe I can brew myself a cup and we can have that coffee (read: tea) date via skype. ;)

  4. I'm not a pumpkin spice latte kind of girl either. I just don't get it. I love soup... once this damn kitchen remodel is done, maybe I'll try to make soup.

  5. mmmm the soup looks amazing! we have ONE more (hopefully) day of hot weather here, and then it's really supposed to cool off. I cannot wait to make soup!

  6. I posted about fall today too!! :)

  7. That photo? The soup? Absolutely grossed me right out, I guess it probably tastes fine.

    Fall is magical.

  8. Soup is one of my favorite things to make. Now tha Fall is here I anticipate making at least one large pot of soup each weekend. I find that I freeze a lot of it too, so I can have easy weekday lunches or dinners. I freeze a lot, and on the week where I don't grocery shop we just forage in the freezer. Troll like. =)


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