My weekends lately have been full of family, football, and food (hey, look at that alliteration!) and I am absolutely loving it!! This time of the year is almost magical as far as I'm concerned. Life gets a little cozier, we all snuggle in a little as the air chills a bit, and our thoughts start to drift towards the upcoming holidays. Don't get me wrong- I'm all for shorts, flip flops, and the warm sun on my skin but at the same time...in my mind autumn is where it's at.
Last night, just before bed, it struck me that it would be really nice to come home from church to a nice warm batch of soup beans and cornbread and I threw some in the crock pot.
I think I had beans on the mind- as the internet was quick to remind me, yesterday was Pioneer Day back in my hometown. A day for kids to dress up like pioneers, locals to make floats for a hometown parade, and the city park to be absolutely FLOODED with people lining up for the free bean feed. And really, when it comes to Pioneer Day, it's all about those beans. So good.