This weekend I decided the house didn’t feel like Fall. All the trees outside have decorated for the season, with more colors that I remember seeing in the past few years. Vibrant yellows, bright reds, burnt orange, and a few green leaves hanging on. It’s like looking at a painting when you look out the window.
We had a ladies event at church on Friday, that inspired me to do something about it. I always love when the house is decorated, but it always feel like it’s so expensive to do it “right”. At the event, they had tables decorated for Thanksgiving and Christmas – everything from plates, glassware, tablecloths, and centerpieces – which they gave away throughout the evening. When someone asked where the plates were from, they went from table to table and explained they were from Wal-Mart, Dollar Tree, King Sooper, and Hobby Lobby. Really? I would have never looked at those stores for decorating!
So on Sunday afternoon, I made the rounds and found a few things at each store. For $30, the house feels so much warmer! It’s amazing what a few plates, table runners, and fake leaves can do.
In the spirit of Fall, I wanted this week’s Meatless Mondays from A-Z creation to be brimming with Fall flavor. I had a slightly different taste in mind when I started making this nut butter, but what came out is better than what I had in mind. It’s almost like a Fall-Gingerbread-Brownie. That’s a bit of a mouthful, so I shortened it to a Fall Spice Nut Butter. I know you’re going to LOVE this one!
Fall Spice Nut Butter
Keywords: bake condiment fall winter
- 1 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup pumpkin
- 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 teaspoon maple syrup
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Spread almonds & cashews onto jelly roll pan & roast for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Once cooled, add nuts to food processor. Mix until smooth butter is formed, scraping the sides occasionally during the mixing process. Once butter is smooth, add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth. Store in an airtight container.
I hope you can enjoy this nut butter, while looking out your window and seeing the beautiful Fall colors painted right outside. And then look around your home and be inspired to make it feel like Fall indoor, as well. Whatever that looks like for you. :)
Did you accept the MMAZ challenge and cook a meatless meal with Nuts this week? If you’re new to the fun, you can find all the details here (or click the “MMAZ” link in the menu bar above). Post what you cooked for Meatless Mondays from A-Z, add the logo to your post, and link up here. And don’t forget to tag your tweets & instagram post with #mmaz!
Questions for you:
- What’s one thing that makes your house feel like Fall?
- Do you decorate your house with the changing seasons?