Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Autumn Book Basket

Even though the seasons officially changed eight weeks ago, it is only recently feeling like Autumn down here in Arkansas.  It's lovely not to have to pretend that the seasons are changing!
In addition to our old favorites for fall and our Thanksgiving treasures, our book basket is finally full of fun new books from the library.  I would love to take some of these books back with me to the Solomon Islands so the Third Culture Kids at SITAG can be reminded of what Autumn looks like in the Northern Hemisphere:

"Fall Ball" by Peter McCarty
"A Fall Ball for All" by Jamie A. Swenson
"In the Middle of Fall" by Kevin Henkes
"Who Loves the Fall" by Bob Raczka
"In the Woods:  Who's Been Here?" by Lindsay Barrett George
"Fall Leaves Fall!" by Zoe Hall
"The Autumn Visitors" by Karel Hayes
"Arkansas Autumn:  Spectacular Fall Photos of The Natural State" by Tim Ernst

One of my favorite autumnal treats is a pumpkin dip that I adapted from a recipe Gayly shared with me years and years ago:

8 oz Cool Whip
16 oz can of pumpkin
1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup powdered sugar
8 oz. light cream cheese

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy with ginger snaps!  Especially nice with a Turmeric Pumpkin Spice Latte (tasty AND good for my aging joints).

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