Friday, October 15, 2010

Fall Friday

Sigh.

I love the fall.

I love Fridays in the fall even more.

There's something especially wonderful about starting off the weekend with the beautiful fall leaves of Tower Grove Park greeting me as I drive along Magnolia. Our cross street is equally impressive, with brilliant bright yellow leaves flanking both sides of the road. Best of all, once I return home tonight, a whole event-free weekend stretches before us.

Herewith, a list of the things I plan on enjoying this weekend.

So Good When It Hits Your Lips 
I may not be an A-B girl, but I do like to support the hometown brewer. The smaller one, at least. It doesn't hurt that Chip's cousin Erika is married to the head brewer at Schlafly. And that they live one block from us.


The Pumpkin Ale is my favorite of their seasonal selection. Rich, velvety and oh-so-good when it hits your lips. I had one while we were in Kansas City this past weekend, and it did not disappoint. And then a six pack happened to find it's way into my cart last night. Weird.

Where's the Beef? 
I discovered this recipe on epicurious.com about three years ago. The first year, I probably made it every other weekend, so enchanted was I by my new Dutch oven and the tender wine-soaked beef it and I made together. Now that it's cooler out, it's time again. Oh yes, it is time.


This Girl
Sure, she may be going through a total daddy girl phase right now, but when it's just the two of us, our pot-bellied princess gives me all the hugs and sloppy kisses I can handle.


This Guy
This guy you see right here? In addition to out-fishing Brian and Chad last weekend -- on their home pond, no less -- he is a landscaping genius. Our sod looks great, and he's going to finish the brick border on the front bed this weekend. I love him and his handy ways.


So there you have it, my B weekend, all in one shiny post. Beer, beef, baby girl and baby daddy*. What more could you want?

*Honestly. The things I will write for the sake of alliteration.

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