Monday, August 29, 2011

the first of the Fall rituals


 The smell of roasting green chile is in the air, and even though it's still 100 degrees out, it signals the start of Fall around here.


This year, we thought it would be fun to go to Hatch and get our green chile from the source, and eat some really good Mexican food. The Pepper Pot (where Anthony Bourdain apparently had the best enchilada of his life) did not disappoint.  I had the best stuffed sopapilla of my life. So there.


Then we stopped here for our forty pounds of roasted goodness. Half medium and half hot.


Nicky didn't enjoy the roasting part as much as we did, but finding a giant Spiderman piñata for his birthday party pretty much made his day. He'll be five in less than a month!


Both littles passed out on the drive home, so we put them in their beds, covered the table with a trash bag and spent the next three hours peeling and bagging chiles while watching Friday Night Lights on Netflix.


Now with the freezer full, it's on to September. We're planning a camping trip with our church, a visit to Pie Town for Ricky's birthday, and the Spectacular Spiderman party Nicky's been waiting for. The mornings and evenings are a little cooler, school is in full swing, and even though this summer felt oddly short, I'm ready for more of the sights and smells of Fall.

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