Here in Michigan we've already pulled out the sweaters and hats.  It seems Mother Nature wasted no time switching from summer to fall.  Last Friday our high was 95°, today our high is 72°.  Jason & I have debated about turning the heat on, usually we tough it out by layering, layering, layering until it's just time to turn on the money sucking heat.  (We NEED to get a new roof!  Our insulation is laughable)  But with Dayne here now, we have to think about him.

Our boiler needs to be serviced so until then, we're not flipping the switch just yet.  There will be fires in the wood burner stove and a space heater turned on to help nip the chill out of the air.  But the great thing about fall is pulling out the cozy clothing again, snuggling around a crackling fire, cider mills, hot cocoa, the smell of crisp air, the beauty of the changing leaves and our favorite TV shows returning!  Whoo hooo!

What better way to celebrate the return of your favorite friends then by some fun meals in theme!  Betty Crocker's team has paired up the genre of TV shows with some FANFare!  Here are a few I'm planning on trying with the shows I have programed in my DVR:

Glee Returns Tuesday, September 13th.  I'm SO excited, I'm a Gleek, I will admit it.  I watched The Glee Project this summer so I'm very excited to see the shows for the new characters.  I'm also very curious how they're dealing with the main cast graduating this year.

In honor of Glee, every Gleek knows about the Slushee.  So Betty Crocker whipped up the Slushee Cup Cakes, how fun do these look?

Go to the head of the class with this new twist on the traditional poke cake. Two cupcakes are “poked” and splashed with fruity slushee syrup, then topped with colorful flavored frosting and glittery sugar. You’ll give them an A!

One of my favorite comedy's returns on Thursday, September 22.  The Office!!  We'll hopefully find out who is replacing Michael!  Any guesses?  What better way to celebrate heading back to work than with Cocoa Crunch Donuts!  

Donuts are everyone’s favorite office food. These homemade donuts start with refrigerated biscuits, then add a sweet glaze and crunchy Cocoa Puffs cereal for a fun and chocolatey punch.

I introduced Jason to The Family Guy when we started dating, I was shocked that he had never seen the show.  It's now one of his all time favorites.  Lucky for us the hilarious antics start up this Sunday, September 11.  Maybe we'll whip up Betty Crocker's Silly Pink Rabbit Adult Malts

This colorful adult malt takes inspiration from the classic Pink Squirrel cocktail – but adds childhood favorites like ice cream and Trix cereal to evoke the flavors of childhood in a completely grown-up way.

I've been looking forward to catching NBC's new show Up All Night starting Wednesday, September 14 - the teasers have left me laughing.  Maybe because we're new parents too and can relate to the jokes.  Either way, I think the Cheesy Po-Ta-Chos would make for a great snack food while checking this new show out.  

Bring the family together over “Po-Ta-Chos” – a new twist on classic nachos! This dish is built on a base of potatoey goodness, topped with cheese, salsa and fresh veggies.

And of course, one of my favorite channels, the Food Network Channel.  The Great Food Truck Race, Sandwich King (Season 7 winner of  The Next Food Network Star - LOVE him), The Pioneer Woman (LOVE her & her blog), Restaurant: Impossible & Hungry Girl - they have all started up already for the season.  So why not join in on the food fun and make the Korean BBQ Kimchi Quesadillas.

This winning food truck-inspired dish loads up a Mexican quesadilla with the flavor of Korean barbecue. And what’s the secret ingredient? Kimchi!

What fall shows are you looking forward to?

Thank you to Betty Crocker & MyBlogSpark for pictures, recipes and ideas. 


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