Crisp Fall Day

Today is a crisp fall day in Chicago.  Beautiful day to walk through the neighborhood and see all the fall decorations.  I love seeing all the fall and Halloween decorations and the beautiful fall flowers.   I have mums on my back deck and on my front stoop and some mums that grow back each year out in front of my house.

With Oct 1st just a couple of days away I have put out my fall decorations in front of the house.   I went to Michaels and purchased some sunflower stakes to put in the front of the house.  I also got a pumpkin planter to put one of my mums in.  They are all so much fun!


I spent the rest of the day doing some fall cleaning in the house to get ready to spend lazy cold days all comfy in the house.  I love spending the chilly fall days taking walks and then cleaning the house so when night comes I can get under a blanket light all my candles and read a good book. Can’t beat the great scents of fall candles.  Some of my favorites are Yankee Spiced Pumpkin and the Autumn Leaves scent.

I also spent the day doing some fall comfort food cooking.  Turning on the oven and cooking some casseroles in the fall make the house feel even cozier. So I will leave you with a comfort food casserole recipe that I made today.  I hope you enjoy it.  Please let us know if you liked it or if there are any changes you would make.

 I hope you enjoy your fall weekend wherever you are.


1 Box of Macaroni Noodles

1 pound Ground Beef

1 Onion

2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic

1 Green Pepper

1 Red Pepper

1 28 oz Can Crushed Tomatoes

¾ Cup Tomato Sauce

2 ½ cups shredded Cheddar Cheese

¼ Cup Parmesan Cheese



Preheat Oven to 375 Degrees

Cook macaroni noodles only about 1/3 of the way.

Brown ground beef with onion and garlic.

Mix ground beef, macaroni noodles, green peppers, red peppers, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, 1 cup of tomato sauce and spread into a 9×13 baking dish.  Combine the remaining cheesed and spread over the top.  Cook uncovered for 35 minutes or until cheese is melted.








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