I love the fall. I guess I prefer cooler temperatures and have often felt I should be living in a cooler climate…my husband agrees, fortunately. Odd, since we both grew up in Southern California and should love the sun. In any event I gain a burst of energy during October that doesn’t usually subside until early May.
I find that the first cool night (55 degrees or so) starts me planning for cozy fires in the fireplace, soups, casseroles, comfort food and baked goods. I also begin planning for entertaining friends and family.
One of my dear friends and fellow cooking/entertaining enthusiasts is having a birthday this month so about 3 weeks ago I decided I wanted to host a ladies lunch in celebration of her birthday. Since the planning is at least half the fun I began by emailing the people I wanted to invite to make sure they would be available on the proposed date. Then I started the process of creating the invitation, menu, what dishes I would use, table linens, flowers and a little gift for each guest.
To be continued…