I know you can feel it, there is a new season coming and it is starting to fill the air. The beginning of fall is such a refreshing time and I think a little piece of everyone is ready for it. There are so many great things about each season we get to experience but when the time rolls around, we all get extra excited about the leaves changing, the fresh air, football, and especially fall produce! But, guess what?! I’m one of those people who holds onto summer maybe a little too long and I really don’t like to see it go. I have one more beach trip to take in just a couple of weeks and after that I think I’ll be ready for cooler weather.
I will say the past couple of days in Nashville have been wonderful! The temperature is a bit cooler, only scaling up to the mid 80’s as opposed to the upper 90’s, and the sky is just pure blue. We’ve been driving around with the windows down and yesterday we went on an accidental three- hour hike. We packed our hiking clothes to change into after church and drove to a special little spot in Nashville called Percy Warner Park. It’s a little mountain in the middle of the city and it just happens to be one of our favorite spots. We started our hike on a different path than we usually take and it ended up being nearly seven miles. Needless to say, we got in some really great conversations and completely detoxed our minds.
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you, on Saturday I did a cooking demo at Williams Sonoma and it was such a fun time! It was their fall open house so, of course, fall ingredients were included. I made my favorite soup: Kale, Sweet Potato, and Lentil and Black Bean Brownies. They were such a hit. You know the sweet older ladies that shop in Williams Sonoma that probably put at least a tablespoon of butter on everything they eat just for good measure, well they loved the soup and couldn’t believe it was healthy. I had intended to make this Brussel Sprout Salad but ran out of time, so lucky for you I saved the ingredients to make at home and share today! If I do say so myself, it is purely delicious.