Simple Charming Autumn


“The world is ruled by letting things take their course.”






Fall has arrived…🌻well almost








Something which reminds me that…



summer is coming to an end…



are the flowers…



in my garden





These beautiful orange flowers ( I don’t know their name… do you?) begin blooming late summer into early Fall.









They are so beautiful and present a moment of stunning seasonal inspiration.





 which allows me to bring the outdoors in and create…



what I call simple charm for Autumn in a sweet cottage



by the sea…






Joe loves pasta. That being said Joe chose this weeks date-day meal. He has been training for a marathon (this weekend) and pasta is a great carb for runners. I’ve been the beneficiary of his wonderful choice of food. The good news is you don’t have to be training for a marathon to enjoy this easy…yummy…three cheese layered delight. However…I can’t promise you that you won’t need to walk around the block a few times. sorry about that



1 (16 ounce) package ziti pasta

24 ounces ricotta cheese



1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese

1 egg, beaten

 1 (32 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese




Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti and cook for 8-10 minutes or until al~dente; drain and rinse.



In a medium bowl, mix ziti, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, egg and 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce.



Preheat oven to 375 degrees



Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish and spoon in ziti mixture. Top with remaining spaghetti sauce, followed by Parmesan cheese.



Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes…





let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

Cheers to a great weekend!



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4 Responses to Simple Charming Autumn

  1. Joe says:

    I really love all the Fall colors celebrated in your post especially the orange of the flowers and the reds in the baked ziti.

  2. Jenny Bonynge says:

    Those flowers are Crocosmia and they are corms. They look beautiful in your garden and as cut bouquets in your home. I have one small one that I found blooming here in this new-to-me home/garden. It’ll take a while but I am looking forward to them spreading! The pasta dish looks delicious… ;0)

    • Marcia says:

      Hi Jenny,
      I’m sorry for being so late in a reply to this post. Somehow September then October… And now November flew right by me. Thank you for the info on the flowers. I had no idea what they were called… And I love them! Believe it or not a few more were in bloom when I returned recently from a holiday. I was so happy to see them in bloom. The weather here on the coast has been quite mild (so far) I hope you are enjoying your new to you home and garden. Hope your husband is recovering well. Take care.❌⭕️❌

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