Wednesday, October 17, 2018

{Moonlit Rambles} All of Octobers Most Worthy Binges

October is about a lot of binging.
You can binge out on the food, the drinks, the sweets.
You can binge on all its festive movies and activities.
You can binge a lot of things that make you feel warm, cozy and festive!
And that's why I'm here. 
I honestly would have liked for this to come out sooner but October also brings midterms....
Anyways! I'm here today to share all the ultimate October binges one could
possibly participate in. Ready!?
_____________-The Food-___________

Hearty Foods:
-Soups! Ah, this is the time for soups. Tortilla soup, tomato soup, vegetable soup, so on and on! Soups are a must for me this time of year. They warm you up and keep you/heal you from sickness. What more could you ask for?
-Pot Pie! Mmmmm some vegetable pot pie!? Again, warm and delicious I have to have it. 
-Biscuits! Ugh, yum. Put a warm, flaky biscuit on the side of any meal and I'm sold. Breakfast, lunch, doesn't matter. I have no preference.
-Mac-n-Cheese! Okay, so this one isn't necessarily a "fall food" but it goes with every season and I'm obsessed. Plus! There are so many different ways to make it...why not?

-Salted Caramel Coffees/Fraps! I'm not one of those gals completely sold on the pumpkin spice lattes. I'm not generally a fan of coffee to be honest but this one? Yeah, I got to have at least one...or two.
-Hot Chocolate! Okay, so...if I'm being completely honest...I'm not a huge fan of hot drinks in general. It's mainly cause I don't know how to drink them. I end up burning my tongue and then not being able to enjoy my drink or anything after for that matter and so...I'm not sold. That being said, a hot chocolate is customary during the season and I enjoy them...just not too hot. 
-Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail! Okay, so this one is for the people 21 and over. I thought about not adding it at all but it is sooo good and I love it! I just recently turned 21 this year and my boyfriend wanted to make me a drink (he's a bartender and my birthday is in the winter). He decided on this and its now our favorite fall/winter drink. Look it up. You won't be disappointed. 

-Pumpkin Pie Blizzards! (From DQ) Like I said before, I'm not huge on the pumpkin spice trend during the fall but these are way too good for my own good. I happen to work in retail at my local mall and guess whats right across from me? DQ. I have this terrible habit of buying one too many during the season...
-Caramel Apples! I have to have at least one. I prefer the ones from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory but any caramel apple with peanuts will pass.
-Pecan Pie! Yeah, that's right. Im a pecan pie type of gal. Don't get me wrong, I love pumpkin pie too, I just happen to have a soft spot for pecan. *shrugs*
-Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake! This...I actually haven't had LOL but I was scrolling through Pinterest and found this recipe and need to try it. It looks bomb!
-Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie Cookies! Now, these. These I have tried. I found them on Pinterest last year and oh god. They're just too good. Like, no. You don't understand. They are too good. Try them out!
-Pumpkin Sugar Cookies! You know! The sugar cookies by Pillsbury (I think) that come in a package  with a cute pumpkin on the top, just ready to be popped into the oven and devoured? Yeah! Those ones!

So...Yeah. I get a little carried around with the sweets this time of year if you didn't notice >.<

_____________-The Movies-____________

 All of the above are the movies that are a must binge for me. I watch these movies every year without fail. These are movies from my childhood that I just grew up with and love. Some are Disney and cheesy as all hell but I love them. I also start my Harry Potter Marathon right about now. The first three movies have an appropriate enough feel to their production to fit within October so I usually try to start there and run them as many times I can till Christmas basically. 
Every year guys. Every year.

These are the movies I'm going to admit to having never seen. I know, I know. Some of you are going to view these as ultimate crimes but what can I say? Now that I've been shamed and judged as well as admitting it, these are the movies I vow to watch before the end of October.

_____________-The Activities-__________

 -River Walking. Here locally, there is a river that is perfect for a little morning/afternoon stroll to enjoy the changing wildlife, crips leaves crunching under your feet, and the beautiful scenery of the leaves changing color. Its quite beautiful.
-Balloon Fiesta. Yeah! Ever heard of it? Spoiler, I reside in New Mexico and every year we host one of the largest hot air balloon gatherings in the world! Its quite spectacular. If you haven't seen it or heard of it look it up! Or...maybe I'll make a post about it? I was born and raised here in NM and I make it a point to go every year. I'd highly recommend you make a trip down for it one day if you ever can. There's not a whole lot that goes down over here but this makes the year. 

 Amazing right? Imagine standing beneath all these giant hot air balloons floating above you.
Its magical. 

-Haunted House/Haunted Maze. Yeah, I enjoy the creepy and quite frankly, they are rarely that scary. The scariest one I've ever been to was the Slaughter House here locally. They at one point dragged me from a room, tied me to a table and used me as a prop...pretty freaky. I was stuck for like 10-15 minutes.
-Pumpkin Carving. I do this every year as tradition to my grandfather who passed away when I was younger. My grandma holds the activity at her house every year and we do a contest for best pumpkin. 
-Baking. This is a must. So many recipes are out there on Pinterest and they tend to turn out delicious. Its a good way to let go of some midterm stress too and have goodies to take to class!
-Movie Binging. Yeah, another must and as you can see I'm pretty busy with it. Again, another great way to unwind and destress. 
-Reading Under Blankets w/ Fireplace. Could it be any better!? Enough said. The ultimate fall aesthetic and activity. No questions.

What are some of your October musts?
Have any binging routines?
Have you ever seen or heard of the Balloon Fiesta?
Tell me your thoughts below :)

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