Friday, September 23, 2011

Autumn is here

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
~Albert Camus

Today is the first day of autumn. Celebrate with your little ones with these adorable crafts and a great, simple treat we tried last night.

Pumpkin Seed Mosaic Art

Fall Leaf Mobile
Create fall leaf cutouts from construction paper, fine cardboard or felt. Tape the leaves to thin ribbons, string or twine. Attach each string to a small branch and hang it where it can spin freely for all to enjoy!

Peanut Butter Apple Dessert
   Yield: about 20 servings
      1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (approx. 24 squares)
      1/2 cup packed brown sugar
      1/2 cup peanut butter
      1/4 cup butter, melted
      1 8 ounce package Cream Cheese, sosftened
      3/4 cup sugar
      1 16 ounce carton whiped topping
      2 21 ounce cans apple pie filling
      3/4 cup confectioners sugar
      1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      1/3 cup peanut butter

      In a large bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, 1/2 cup peanut butter and butter; spoon half into a 3 quart bowl.
      In another large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth; fold in whipped topping.  Spread half over the crumb mixture in the 3 quart bowl.  Top with one can of apple pie filling.
      Combine the confectioners sugar, cinnamon and remaining peanut butter until crumbly; sprinkle half over pie filling.
      Repeat layers.  Refrigerate until serving.

What are some of your favorite Autumn activities and foods?

Happy Autumn from Natural-Beauty Photography!

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