Southern Wonder

Submitted by Christi

I can’t believe that it is already Labor Day, which to me means the end of summer. We even had a bit of a cool down in the weather here for a few days so it really felt like fall was arriving. Of course, it will still be a couple of weeks before fall really arrives. However, I’m already kind of getting in the mood. You know, once football starts, even though we still have some hot days, fall is on our doorstep! It fills me with a sense of wonder.

I’ve already been thinking about getting out some of those fall decorations. Can you believe it? I haven’t done it yet, but I was looking back at some of my pictures from last years fall decorations to kind of get some inspiration.

A little Autumn on top of the tv cabinet

A little Autumn on top of the tv cabinet

A few pumpkins on the coffee table

A few pumpkins on the coffee table

Scarecrows in the house plants

Scarecrows in the house plants

And this guy is just hanging around in the kitchen waiting for Thanksgiving!

And this guy is just hanging around in the kitchen waiting for Thanksgiving!

Happy Fall Y’all!

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If you haven’t checked out my nephews audition for the History Channel program, Top Shot, here it is:

Today’s Lagniappe: Oatmeal Scotchies
One of my fall favorites

* 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
* 3/4 cup granulated sugar
* 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
* 2 large eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or grated peel of 1 orange
* 3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
* 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels

Directions:
PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 7 to 8 minutes for chewy cookies or 9 to 10 minutes for crisp cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

PAN COOKIE VARIATION:
Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.

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6 Responses to “Southern Wonder”

  1. Melissa's Heart and Home Says:

    This all looks perfect for fall and just gorgeous! I love the crown filled with the leaves. I’m going to try it. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

    Good luck to your talented nephew! My hubby is a Marine.

    Blessings, ~Melissa 🙂

  2. Annette Says:

    Looks like your ready for fall. I love your little turkey!

  3. [email protected] Says:

    Gorgeous tabletop with the pumpkins.. love all the orange colored autumn themed pieces in your house..so apt and bring the weather in !!

  4. Shelia Says:

    Autumn is looking good at your house! Everything looks great!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia 🙂

  5. Entertaining Women Says:

    It’s getting to be fall around here, too. The first football game day before yesterday was the coolest weather opening game that I’ve ever attended. It was delightful! Thank you for sharing your fall goodies with us. Let the decorating begin! Cherry Kay

  6. Karie Jackson Says:

    Your autum decorations are beautiful. I feel just like you, once Labor Day weekend is over, it is Fall. Thanks for sharing.

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