Sep. 5, 2011 5:04 pm
Updated: Sep. 8, 2011 8:10 am
Now that it's September I can't wait for autumn to get here! I love everything about the fall season, especially the comfort food. Hot apple cider, warming stews, chili, freshly baked bread. I also love entertaining, and my favourite holiday for that
Mabon is a pagan holiday that falls (no pun intended) roughly around September 20-23, the first day of autumn. This year it's on the 23rd and I cannot wait to make a big autumn feast. It's often called the Second Harvest and many pagans consider it to be
their Thanksgiving. It's the perfect time to celebrate with friends and family with good food, drinks, and company.
This year my Mabon feast is going to be bigger than ever so I'm planning early! I normally make a menu and then hem and haw over it for weeks and make numerous changes (if you looked in the dictionary, my picture would be under the definiton for "indecisive").
As it stands now my menu is:
Rosemary Roasted Chicken stuffed with apples, garlic, and onion
Ham with cloves and brown sugar
Roasted Potatoes, Beets, and Carrots
Apple Sausage Stuffing
Gravy (of course!)
Homemade Pull-Apart Cheese and Herb Rolls
Pumpkin Pie (my nanny's recipe)
Hot Apple Cider
If anyone has a favourite recipe for apple cider I'd love to know about it! I haven't made it before so it's uncharted territory for me but I feel like I've been doing without it for too many years.
As this is my first blog entry, I think I should introduce myself before I end this entry. I'm a 23 year old educational assistant from Alberta and I work with low-functioning special needs children. My specialty is severe behaviour in autistic teenagers.
I do love my job but it does get tiring and cooking is my escape! I also paint on the side and make a tidy little income from that. I also love to read EVERYTHING I can get my hands on! This year I've taken up crocheting again and have been making quilts
non-stop! I've been a member of AR for years but only became a supporting member recently because the urge to blog became too strong, hahaha. Hopefully I will have the time and energy to keep the blog going!