Given that I have a list for making sure I “have a summer,” it’s only fair to have one for fall, after all fall is my favorite season. So here’s what’s on my list of things to do to savor the season of crunchy leaves, colorful fruit, and crisp air:

  • Bake Zwetschgendatschi (prune plum cake, recipe will follow in future post)
  • Go apple picking
  • Hike in Starved Rock State Park
  • Carve pumpkins
  • Have a hot chocolate picnic out on the porch
  • Collect leaves and press them in fat books
  • Roast chestnuts

My daughter has a few days off in October, and it turns out that, independently from me, she’s been writing down all the things she wants to do to “have a fall.” Apparently my habit is rubbing off. Her list adds to mine a hike in the Indiana Dunes.

What’s on your list for fall?