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Top 5 of 2016, #2

Soooooo...I'm still processing all the frozen pumpkin and will be making pumpkin-infused recipes til kingdom come.....

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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  1. I just noticed the picture on your mantel of the wheat and I love it. Good luck with all the frozen pumpkin. :)

  2. I feel like you are building up so much anticipation to see which post is #1! Can't wait!

  3. You know you always have me at pumpkin dear friend! And I happen to think you have some of the best recipes in the whole wide world!

  4. Pumpkin soup is one of my favorites!

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  5. I love pumpkin everythinggggg, lady- so I dig this! :)

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  6. Have you tried the 21 Day Fix Fall Chili recipe? Delish!

  7. I have not! Will have to look it up.

  8. Me too and luckily I haven't gotten sick of it yet.

  9. I have to find a good recipe, the last one I tried wasn't awesome.

  10. If it was more convenient to send pumpkin via snail mail, I would totally be shipping some your way.

  11. hmmmm...I don't even remember what it I'm excited for tomorrow too.

  12. My sister took it on her hubby's year it gets it's own frame.


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