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Favourite Fall Foods: the one with all the pumpkin

September long weekend for me marks the beginning of fall.  Maybe that's because it means school has officially started and I have to redefine routine and dig out my work clothes.  Or maybe it's because the nights start getting cooler, we're constantly serenaded by crickets and it's dark by 9.  Regardless, I'm at the point where I am starting to anticipate fall and will start digging out the decor, the clothing and the recipes.  So naturally, my blog posts are going to be more fall oriented and we're going to start today with my favourite fall foods: the one with all the pumpkin.





I thought it would be fun to cover some of my favourite fall foods because of all the pumpkin we acquire at the end of each August.  Dan's parents are also on an acreage and have a beautiful garden in which they grow an enormous amount of produce. But also enormous sized pumpkins.  I think we had 500 lbs of pumpkin in the back of our truck on Sunday.  The kids spent the day with them and helped (somewhat?) them pick and clean what they could out of the garden.  Now they are sitting in my garage, waiting to be placed for decor on the deck and by the fireplace.  There are smaller ones too which are great for pies but I have a freezer full of purée from last year's picking and I'm not sure I will need anymore this year.









My goal is to one day transform our backyard into the pumpkin picking place for friends.  We're on our way there with a dozen pumpkins growing, but they are nowhere close to the size of what my inlaws have produced.  Someday.  I also started planning our annual Friendsgiving celebration and the invitations will be going out this week, my hopes is that it can somehow be pumpkin themed this year.





In the meantime, I've compiled a Pinterest board with some of my favourite fall recipes, most for pumpkin as we do a lot of pumpkin cooking.  A couple of my favourites are the chocolate pumpkin muffins and the pumpkin turkey chili.  Do you have any favourite fall recipes?  Linking up with Momfessionals and Tuesday Talk.

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Comments

  1. Living on Cloud Nine28 August, 2016 21:49

    Ahh the pumpkin goodness makes me happy and I am quite intrigued by the turkey pumpkin chili!! LOVE sweet girlie's face on the tractor! Priceless pic!

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  2. Pumpkin turkey chili? Yes please!

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  3. I couldn't believe all of those pumpkins when I saw it on Instagram! Holy cow - THE coolest!!! Where you guys live seriously just looks so magical :)

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  4. That is so fun! I wish I lived close enough that I could come get my pumpkins from you! I will look forward to reading about what you decide to do with all of them.

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  5. Joe and Britt Hensley29 August, 2016 00:26

    Your fireplace is gorgeous!!!!

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  6. Labor day always feels like fall to me too. Those pumpkins are amazing!

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  7. 1. I need your fireplace. NEED IT!

    2. I desperately wish I loved somewhere where I could grow pumpkins in my backyard! Soooo jealous!

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  8. The fireplace IS gorgeous and I adore you goal of having a pumpkin patch for friends some day.

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  9. pumpkin er' thing!!!!! I want it ALL!!!!

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  10. Your fireplace and front porch is so beautiful!!

    https://happilyevergriedlscom.wordpress.com/

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  11. How fun to have so many pumpkins to decorate with! And homegrown to boot!
    ~Sheila
    Making the Most of Every Day

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  12. Being homegrown makes them even better.

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  13. Thank you for stopping by!

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  14. I wish we lived closer too....pumpkins and beer and patios. And ball. And french teacher talk.

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  15. At this rate that the pumpkins are growing, one would think we live in the Great Pumpkin Patch

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  16. I see your leaves are already turning fall-ish like ours!

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  17. They make for a pretty plant with their giant vines and yellow flowers!

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  18. Come for a visit, take a pumpkin home. And likely a pokémon or two.

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  19. Fall is such a fun time of the year to party plan

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  20. Your backyard is going to be a pumpkin playground! Love it! And I love pumpkin recipes, so I need to check this Pinterest board out STAT. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  21. I love it! Pumpkins! I am so ready for fall - I saw a stacked pumpkin display at the grocery store last night - and I really wanted to buy it.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  22. Love how you decorated your mantle! All this pumpkin is making me hungry!

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  23. What?! I want to come to a friendsgiving...one year...how fun would that be?! And pumpkins...holy pumpkins...

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  24. So many yummy looking treats! And that fireplace is just the epitome of fall. Just so warm and cozy. What fall is all about :)

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  25. I love all things pumpkin. In fact, I delayed my morning run until lunch time so I could head to starbucks after school drop off and the pumpkin scone. Amazing. I have a few favourite pumpkin recipes but I can't wait to go through your pumpkin board and try some new ones.

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