5 ways to continue your summer (behavior) into fall

By: Ashton Keefe

Photo Credit: Ashton Keefe

I loathe (okay, that's a strong word), dislike, the people who embrace tailgating, autumn fires, the first chilly day, pumpkin anything ... because let's be honest, who wants summer to end?

Goodbye to the longer nights, dining al fresco and shortened work weeks. Maybe I'm just self conscious because my untanned self just doesn't look as much "me" as I'd like. Cycle of life, seasons, blah, blah, blah ...

If you're like me and tear up on Labor Day, I've got a list of ways to keep you summer spirit through fall.

1. Keep Drinking

Summer is all about the libations but having fun with your friends and family over a glass (or two) doesn't have to stop because the sun sets earlier. Better yet, infuse your meals with a little booze. Check out these five boozy recipes that take you from breakfast into dessert.

2. Make Brunch a Priority

In your culinary revelry. That means, actually cooking brunch for your friends or family. Getting back into a routine probably means watching your wallet a bit. Here is the most beautiful breakfast bread to make, it not only has vegetables (keeping that bikini body!) but rosé (sipping like it's summer!).

3. Make Weeknight Meals Easy - With Meatloaf

Who doesn't like meatloaf? And individual servings? I don't know anyone. Even kids love these. And if you don't have kids you can pretend like you're a kid and going back-to-school. They even freeze well. Watch the video here.

4. Continue to Eat Your Greens

Winter usually summons heavier food but it doesn't have to. Keep yourself feeling and looking good with farmer's market salads. Here is a favorite I created for Lonny.

Photo Credit: Ashton Keefe
5. Keep Cooking

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