Sunday, October 20, 2013

Weekend Recap and Some Yummy Fall Recipes

Settle in my dears! We have a long post ahead of us! My weekend was great. Full of fun.

Friday afternoon I met with some coworkers for some much needed drinks. Much. Needed. We went to a really neat restaurant called the Oval Office with an amazing martini menu. I had never been there before but I will be definitely going back with Justin soon to try out the food!

Then I met Justin, my sister Veronica and her boyfriend Darren for dinner at Bardenays. It's always great to get to spend time with them. After dinner we got froyo and went home to play some Mario Kart on the Wii. Pretty solid night.

Saturday was a fun full day.

We woke up and made our way up to green bluff for apple picking, pumpkin picking, and Punkin' Chuckin'. I also got some corn stalks which I had been searching for everywhere here in Coeur d'Alene.

 Pumpkins for days!!

Love her!

So stoked for picking apples!

Look at these little cuties!



A little Twilight action.

Punkin' Chuckin' 

This might not look like much.... but this is the strawberry field where Justin proposed! 
It's always fun to get to go back to our spot! =)

When we got home Veronica and I made our mom's delicious Apple and Blackberry cobbler. I am doing you all a favor by sharing it with you because it is so easy and so yummy. It is sure to be a hit whenever you make it.

Apple Blackberry Cobbler
  • 4 lbs of golden delicious apples; peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 2 1/2 c frozen blackberries 
  • 1/4 c flour
  • 1 c sugar
  • dash of lemon juice
Mix all ingredients well and pour into a greased 9x13 dish.

  • 2 c flour
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 c butter, sliced
  • cinnamon 
In a bowl mix ingredients with a pastry blender until crumbly.

Pour the topping over your apple mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour; until fruit bubbles and top is golden brown. Enjoy!

Veronica and Darren left to go on a boat cruise on the lake. Justin and I watched Hocus Pocus and then a marathon of the last season of Breaking Bad. We were up late, but it was worth it.

This morning I made Pumpkin Pancakes!

Pumpkin Pancakes
This is the pancake recipe I always use without the pumpkin spice, and it is my very favorite.
  • 1 c flour
  • 1 T sugar
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 c milk (We usually only have almond milk in the house so I use that, and it turns out just as good!)
  • 2 T cooking oil
  • 1 t pumpkin pie spice 
This recipe makes about 6-8 pancakes.
Also, pumpkin pie spice is kind of expensive. If you want to make your own you can do so by combining 1 t cinnamon, 1/4 t ground ginger, 1/4 t ground nutmeg, and 1/8 t ground cloves.

We enjoyed pancakes and leftover cobbler while watching The Hobbit. Then we were a little bit productive. Which is always nice.

And then we carved our pumpkins and made caramel apples and pumpkin seeds!

Justin's is the one with the goatee... don't ask me why he does this. But his pumpkin gets one every year. It's tradition now. =)

The Perfect Spicy Sweet Salty Seeds

  • 1 beaten egg white
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 t cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 c fresh seeds

Combine first four ingredients and mix well, then add seeds. Pour into a strainer to drain excess egg whites. Pour onto a cookie sheet in 1 even layer and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.

Such a great weekend filled with yummy food, my favorite people, and great fall activities!

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