Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Yesterday I went on a little jaunt down the street to visit the Christmas Tree Shops store less than a mile away from our new house! The result is a newly decorated mantle to celebrate all things Autumn. It's so nice to refresh our home with a new look as each season changes. There is something refreshing and calming about using simple and natural items with pops of color here and there to drink in with the eyes while enjoying the comforts of home. Now that we are in the process of buying our own home, I can start collecting and saving these things for use year after year.
I also have a couple small leaf shaped dishes on our coffee table and a vase filled with squashes, pumpkins, berries, pinecones and Autumn leaves.
Ryan, age 9, rewarded my efforts after school with a big smile of appreciation, with a long happy gaze at the splashes of festivity.
"Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower."
"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile."
William Cullen Bryant
Easy WW Pumpkin Mousse
2 Small pkgs sugar free vanilla pudding or butterscotch -- or one of each
3 cups Skim Milk
1 can Pumpkin 14 ounce
1 teaspoon Pumpkin pie spice
1 cup Fat Free Cool Whip
Beat pudding, milk, pumpkin and spice with a whisk. Fold in Cool Whip. Refrigerate for an hour minimum. This is so good!!
(Keeps about 3-4 days in the fridge).
2.5 Points per serving (3/4 cup)