My favorite part about this time of year is that all of our annual family traditions kick into gear. These traditions always, always center around homemade food and drink. For example, we host a Halloween party that centers around my husband's homemade chili and cornbread. Turkey day festivities at our house always include homemade whiskey sours. Quite honestly, the list of parties and celebrations goes on and on throughout the fall and early winter. By January, we are flat out exhausted and interested only in food that is a fruit or vegetable and can be blended or juiced. It's that bad.
This year, in the interest of making our lives even more chaotic and fun, we are adding in FallFest as a new tradition. This will be an event my godparents and their family (who love cooking and drinking as much as we do--thank goodness) and will be dedicated to the art of homemade donuts, cider cocktails, pumpkin carving and applesauce. To prepare for FallFest, the boys and I will be heading to an apple farm the weekend before to pick up hundreds of apples.
To say that I'm seriously jazzed is a complete understatement. And in the interest of preparation, I've created a FallFest list over at Pinterest to record my ideas for the menu. Jump on over if you're interested!