I’m convinced I’m part bear. This time of year I just want to load up on carbs and I’m sure it’s because I’m trying to prepare for winter hibernation and months of sleep. But alas, I live in a human body that doesn’t have the luxury of napping all winter. Somehow, my appetite doesn’t know that!
Fall, in my mind, means food. And not just any food. The most delicious food of the entire year.
I wrote a little bit about this on author, Elaine Stock’s, blog. You can see how much I love fall and feeding my voracious appetite here: Be Inspired by Autumn!
But for this post, I want to share five of my favorites for feeding my fall appetite. In the comments below, I’d love for you to share your favorites, too! I’m always picking up new ways to tickle my taste buds, and I know some of my readers are amazing cooks. I want to try some of your creations this fall. If I make the recipe you post, I’ll feature it on my blog!
Here are my top five pics for fattening up for a long winter nap. (I’ll post recipes in later posts):
1. Pecan-Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls
2. Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans
3. Pumpkin Pie (pumpkin anything!)
4. Corn casserole
5. Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Gravy (I sometimes add cream cheese and sour cream to the potatoes. Can you spell calories?)
Have you noticed there’s not any meat in that list? I think this girl could live on carbs (which is why I lose weight on low-carb diets!). However, I do admit I feel better and have more energy if I limit my carb intake. Still, this time of year I crave them. Maybe it’s because they remind me of my grandmother and how good it felt to be loved by her.