Family, Food, and Fire

The air has turned cooler, the colorful array of leaves cover the ground, and the nights are longer. Autumn is here and that means more time with the family! I enjoy Autumn, the air is crisper and cleaner. The farmers are harvesting their crops and preparing their fields for winter. It just seems like things are winding down.

Every year at the end of October my mom throws a Halloween party for her grandkids. We all have a blast. This year there was a scavenger hunt, a relay race, all the usual stuff, and then it all ended with the family gathered around a fire toasting marshmallows for smores. Though I think more toasted marshmallows were eaten than smores. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting around the fire enjoying the company of your loved ones.


Last week alone my kids and I went down to my parents’ house to sit by the fire and visit. After a stressful day its amazing how family and fire can soothe it all out.

The second best part of Autumn is the food. Dad and I both start baking. I’m trying to learn all I can from him. He’s amazing! Pies, cobblers, cookies, brownies, and breads can often be smelled when walking into their house. The kids love when I decide its time to bake. I think that’s the only time they all come into the kitchen and ask if I want any help. Dinners are often homemade soups. My youngest and I enjoy going into the kitchen and creating something new for dinner. We take some down to share with my parents. The soups that get good reviews from everyone get added into our recipe book.

If you haven’t guessed already my favorite part of this time of year is family, food, and fire. What do you like best about Fall?


About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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4 Responses to Family, Food, and Fire

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    definitely the cooler weather, autumn colors, the campfires.
    Guess I’ll have to expand on that for Thursday.

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  2. Fall is definitely time for time for FOOD. It is way too hot for soups, stews and the like in the Summer.
    I bet everyone expects me to make food my main focus on Friday, but it isn’t.I am glad that you did , though.

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  3. Elaine Cantrell says:

    Your Halloween parties sound like loads of fun. I love scavenger hunts especially.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Patricia Kiyono says:

    What a great time! Having family around makes any occasion better.

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