There always seems to be a positive and negative attached to the change of seasons for me. Lately I've felt a little panicked at the thought of summer ending and I'm not really sure why. Maybe it's because I don't like cold weather, not that it gets too terribly cold here in Charleston, but nonetheless, I'm not a fan. However, I am looking forward to the fall and wearing my new booties and sipping on PSL's. Things like this top, these jeans and this hat get me excited as well.
Because I've been trying to embrace the nice weather that the end of summer brings, I've felt the need to spend as much time outdoors as possible. We've been having dinner outside on our back porch, spending some time at the beach and having lunch on the deck at work. If you're still trying to soak up the lingering warmth of these beautiful days like me, you might enjoy some of these transitional recipes that still provide a taste of summer.
Speaking of dining outdoors, it must be complete with music. My husband is a fanatic when it comes to having musical ambiance during meals. We usually have a station on Pandora playing, particularly reggae music during the summer. I recommend Iration Radio or Boombox Radio if you're into that type of music. Our dinners will be around the table come winter time, followed by after dinner drinks by a fire, which I don't hate.
Of course specific cocktails play another part in the whole summer vibe. I've been wanting to try out these boozy popsicles drinks for a while now. I'm hoping to make it to Crooked Crown before it gets cool out. Don't get me wrong I'm looking forward to cozying up to the fire with a glass of red wine but I'm also going to miss rose and fruity drinks on the water.
Oh and then there's the football part. With the end of summer comes football season. I enjoy watching the games, preferably after a few hours of tailgating. I'm fortunate that my husband's life doesn't revolve around the sport. The down side to that is hunting season, which always comes before football for my husband, which also means he spends most of his weekends away. The good news- our freezer gets stocked and I get to have lots of girls' weekends.
In conclusion, I'm looking forward to a little football action, sitting around a fire, wearing new booties, sipping on warm beverages, indulging in some comfort food, and covering it all up with a comfy sweater- but, I sure am going to miss sweet summertime!