Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Fall Flavored Five Among Friends!

This week's questions are from  are from Janine from Janine’s Confessions of Mommyaholic {& they have put me in the mood for a pumpkin latte who-ze-whatz-it with all the thinking of autumn I have had to do to answer them!}

1. What is your favorite part of the fall season?

The colors! Everything bursts into a riot of colors-- trees, clothes, food.  I love wearing tights & light sweaters & corduroy & boots.  I love eating fall squash & garden stews & autumn spices.  I love autumn decorations & cozy throws-- it is the best time of year!

All pictures are mine from autumn 2013-- can you believe the first pic is my backyard view??  I love Tennessee!

2. What tv show are you looking forward to watching now that the fall is almost here and the network TV shows are coming back for the season?

I don't watch tv really.  We do watch stuff on Netflix, but it isn't bound by seasons.  I am looking forward to the new season of  Doctor Who, but that won't be for a while yet!

3. What is the favorite part of your day?

Evening.  Day is done, food is eaten, kitchen is cleaned, homework checked, everyone is home & no one has anything particular to do.  Bliss.

4. What is the last book you read and would you recommend it?

Achieving Accountability in Higher Education: Balancing Public, Academic and Market Demands by Joseph C. Burke & Associates.  And yes, I would recommend it if you are into achieving accountability in higher education, which I am at present.

5. What is your go-to recipe when all else fails?

Anything with pasta.  Take whatever bits of veg you have in the fridge, chop, toss in a pan with some garlic & olive oil then throw in some walnuts {because everything is better with walnuts}.  If you are a carnivore, throw in some bacon or ham or some other bit of pig.  Boil up some gluten free pasta, drain, then add in the veg and toss.  Sprinkle a bit of grated asiago or parmesan on top & serve.  Quick, easy & yummilicious!

Be sure to check out the other friends, & let me know if you'd like to join in the fun!

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  1. Oh I love the fall colors, too and I am so with you on that Pumpkin Spice Latte (yum!!).

  2. Mmm, I love fall too. I used to think summer and spring were my favorite seasons, but I'm so in love with the aspects of fall that you mentioned (corduroy! spices! Colors! me too!)...throw in the beautiful, sleepy haze that settles against hills and mountains and contrarily-wise crystalline blue skies (oh, and rain...out in the desert west, autumn seems to invite rain).

    What do you think of the new Dr. Who? I had no idea...but my daughter tells me that as long as Steven Moffat is writing, it cannot go wrong.

    And I'm with you on walnuts. A perfect food...they look like a brain! Casts a different light on being nutty...

    Looks like meaningful reading you've been doing. And

    1. I love your take on the walnut-- utterly true and promotes its awesomeness! I am excited about the new Doctor-- I like that he's an older fellow-- goes with the mythos rather neatly.

  3. The fall colors are gorgeous! I love fall. The air is so crisp and clean.

    Thanks for the lovely 5 among friends1

  4. No! Fall can't be here yet :) I am right with you choosing pasta as a go to meal. I think just about anything tastes yummy in pasta- I've even made it with eggs and potatoes (which sounds disgusting but was scrumptious!).

  5. Hi, i love the fall pictures. I joined you via GFC. I am already following you on Facebook. Glad to be a part of Five among Friends. ;)

  6. I love all those fall things too - just not yet. Soon. Soup and a fire in the fireplace. Cozy sweaters. A brisk walk in cool air. But not yet. Please. ;)


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