Weather: 56 degrees, rain
What I’m listening to: The Hunger Games Soundtrack
A while back, I posed a question of my Facebook fans asking: When does fall actually start? We had a lively conversation about the topic and answers ranged anywhere from the end of August to the middle of October. Mostly, I gathered that the beginning of the season is unique to where you live and to those little traditions and tidbits that signify Autumn to each of us. Some say football while others say dove season. Many say when school starts and others say when the leaves change color.
Here in Alaska, I sit here enjoying a rainy afternoon with a hot cup of tea and notice smidgins of yellow peaking through the green on the trees outside my windows. School starts this week. All signs point to Autumn here in Alaska. And, since the snow flies here at the end of October, I had better enjoy it while I can! It’s a very short season for us.
In my mind, there’s nothing better to ease us from summer into fall than apples. These Maple Dijon Potatoes with Apples & Chicken Sausage would make a perfect, light summer entree with a side salad or a delightful side dish to a heartier fall dinner. They’re a little crisp, a little sweet, a little tangy, a lot of savory, and oh so good. Welcome fall! (psst… more apple goodness coming up later this week!).