Oh September. One of my most favorite months… I used to love the first day of school. I used to especially love shopping for new school supplies- notebooks, pens, folders. I love the weather, the crisp hint of fall in the air and the last warm days of summer. Then there’s also apple picking, which goes without saying, apple cider and cider donuts. And possibly it’s also the namesake of the best wedding reception song of all time: September, by Earth Wind & Fire. If you’re feeling a bit blue or down today, go listen to that. I dare you to try not to smile listening to that song.
Of all the things I love about September, there are a few things of course that are bittersweet. It means farewell to trips to the beach, bbqs, and all things awesome about summer in New England. This past weekend Susan & Nate threw a final farewell to summer BBQ at their place in the ‘burbs. Nate fired up the smoker around 10am and by 5pm, there was a plethora of tasty delights awaiting us. Smoked ribs, pulled pork, coleslaw, baked beans, crisp potato salad, I mean, they went ALL out. These are also my friends with the fabulous chocolate lab who I sometimes dog-sit and I keep telling them if they would like live-in help I am more than happy to oblige.
For dessert, another friend made these gorgeous treats. They put my 4th of July cake to shame.