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#FallFrugalFun- ways to spend your autumn

636090695124499947223829352_fall-012.jpg Fall is a lot of people’s favourite time of year, and I’m not suprised- the autumnal scenery is beautiful, the weather is crisp and refreshing, and not to mention the fall coffees at Starbucks. Personal Capital, a company that offers free finance resources, inspired me to write this post on #FallFrugalFun which about great ways to spend this season without breaking the bank, so here’s some of my favourite autumn activities that are both fun and affordable…

Firstly, fall is a great time to catch up with friends. You don’t need to spend a fortune on days out, heading down to Starbucks or Costa and getting a pumpkin spice latte is just as fun and is a great opportunity to catch up with everyone. Another great thing to do with friends in fall is photography- lots of my friends are studying photography at college and are always taking pictures when we’re out. The trees always have such beautiful colours at this time of year and they make great photographs so heading down to your local park, or going on a countryside walk, with your friends and taking some great photos is a brilliant way to catch up and get some fresh air.

Another great thing to do in fall is start exercising. I find in the summer it’s too hot to want to work out but now it’s cooler again you can head down to the park and go for a quick run two or three times a week. This won’t cost you anything and makes you feel great; fall is the perfect time of year to go running as it’s not too hot but it’s still mild enough to spend lots of time outdoors, plus it’s a great excuse to enjoy the beautiful autumn scenery.

Baking is a brilliant activity to do now it’s getting colder again, plus it’s always fun to try your hand at making delicious food. My personal favourite recipe is chocolate brownies; the ingredients are cheap and basic, but they taste great, particularly when warm out of the oven. So here’s my quick easy brownie recipe:

-First preheat your oven to 180 degrees or gas mark 4

-On the hob, melt 125g of butter, 150g of dark chocolate and 225g of muscovado sugar together in saucepan until completely smooth

-Take the mixture off the hob and add 50g of cocoa powder, 100g of plain flour and 1 teaspoon of baking powder

-In a separate bowl, break 3 eggs and then whisk them

-Gradually add the eggs to the brownie mix- add a little and then beat the mixture, and then continue until all the egg is in the mixture

-You can also add optional flavourings of your choice such as nuts, cherries or chocolate chips

-Now pour the mixture into a baking tin and bake for around 25 minutes. Then simply cut them up into squares.

And there you have it, delicious brownies made from simple ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard and that are perfect for the cool autumn weather. That’s all for my #FallFrugalFun ideas, hope you enjoyed this and hope you have a great fall!

 image sourced from: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/11-things-about-fall

 

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