Amen and hallelujah, it is just beginning to feel like Fall in Texas. The cooler air is making appearances here and there, pumpkin patches are popping up on the side of the road, and Fall decor is covering the aisles of Target. If we’re real lucky, maybe us ladies will get to debut our boots and scarves for the first time in too, too long. I’m keeping my fingers crossed on that one. This Cali girl has one too many scarves patiently waiting in the closet.
I do have to say, while October in Texas doesn’t necessarily deliver in the climate department, it does bring a variety of fun festivities. First and foremost, football. Texas and football go together like peanut butter and jelly. And football means tailgates. Bring on the BBQ and beer. Then, there’s the Renaissance Festival, which is a big deal, here in H-Town. More beer, fried food, and interesting entertainment. It’s one of those things that everyone has to experience at least once. The list of Fall events and activities goes on and on, including baking the best pumpkin bread ever.
I’ll be keeping the pumpkin theme going strong for as long as I possibly can. Next up: pumpkin bread, but not just any pumpkin bread. This recipe calls for some special ingredients that, in my opinion, make it above and beyond the rest: cinnamon roasted pecans and dark chocolate chips. MmmMm. Now, that is quite the combination.