Brisk mornings, fallen leaves, and pumpkin-everything mean autumn is officially here! To help celebrate the new season, we asked five employees to share the things they plan on cozying up with this fall.
“I love making soup in the fall. Vegetable beef is my usual go-to; however, split pea, turkey noodle, loaded potato, and broccoli cheese are also in the mix.”
Soup is a quintessential fall meal. As the temps begin to drop, dig into these delicious soup recipes. With more than 70 recipes available, you’re sure to find one that will fill your tummy and leave you with all the “fall feels.”
“I’m a very active person and love to be outdoors—Texas weather permitting. As soon as the leaves start to fall, I know that hiking and camping season is upon us. There are several local hiking trails around Dallas, or you can drive a few hours to a state park like Broken Bow or Robbers Cave. Being in nature allows me to reconnect to my mind, body, and soul, especially during a time when we’re all feeling a little isolated and disconnected.”
Don't forget to reconnect with yourself this season and take time to escape to nature and find a reprieve from the chaos of 2020. Not sure where to go? Visit alltrials.com to find hiking trails near you so you can explore the great outdoors with confidence.
“Fall is my favorite season, and I typically use this time to reset and refocus. I usually pull out my favorite albums – Afrodisiac by Brandy, Voodoo by D’Angelo, and Parachutes by Cold Play—drink my favorite fall teas, and write in my journal. I also pick a few books to read from my Toni Morrison collection. Fall is about self-care for me (every day should be about self-care), but I really dive deep in the fall.”
Indulge in your own self-care session with some of Nicole’s favorite albums listed below:
- Afrodisiac by Brandy via Amazon Music
- Voodoo by D’Angelo via Spotify
- Parachutes by Cold Play via Amazon Music
“Since I can't get to a coffee shop now, I love to throw together ingredients and pretend to be a barista. Lately, I've been making a mock pumpkin spice latte by blending a cup of hot milk (I use oat milk), a tablespoon of pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin spice, and nutmeg, then pouring into a mug topped with cinnamon!”
Yum! You can’t go wrong with a PSL—and homemade is even better. Get your barista on by picking up these items and trying Emily’s recipe.
"For as long as I can remember, fall has been my favorite time of year. While the weather in Texas is still warm, it isn't a scorcher like July and August's high temperatures. Fall is also a reminder that football season is here! While we aren't tailgating or attending football parties, it's still fun to watch the games at home with yummy snacks and drinks."
Fall and football definitely go hand in hand. Check out these 30+ tailgating snacks, featuring chicken and waffle skewers, potato tacos, and pull-apart pretzels with beer cheese dip.