All things Fall

To welcome in November here is a list of some fall goodies.

 

For the cold evenings I whipped up a batch of chili and cornbread. I was hoping for leftovers but that just wasn’t going to happen! Chili recipe is from Cooking Classy. 

Another fall favorite I love to enjoy is our homemade pumpkin bread! Another tasty treat that doesn’t last long in the Goins household. (recipe is at bottom of post).

At the end of our last hike up Old Rag we sipped on some apple cider, another must for the season!

Out to breakfast with one of my friends I indulged in pumpkin oatmeal. I like to make mine at home a little sweeter by putting a drizzle of pancake syrup and raisins on top! But the one pictured is from First Watch one of my favorite breakfast spots.

It took a little long but the leaves are finally beginning to change, with this late start of cold weather. One of my favorite parts about Autumn.

Pumpkin patches! Grateful I got to do this one with family since we were home in Florida for a couple days!

With pumpkin picking comes pumpkin carving. With being in Florida I had to do something tropical so I went with a turtle. Austin carved a face, Jessica a ghost, and George was working on a game of thrones theme which was not finished so he turned his pumpkin around for the picture.

Hubby and I did not dress up for Halloween but Kiki did get an owl sweater to keep her warm. So she was festive for the both of us.

 

Here is the pumpkin bread recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 2 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cups cooking oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1-pound can pumpkin
  • 2/3 cups water

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F . Grease two 9x5x3- inch loaf pans
  2. Stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a medium size bowl; set aside
  3. In a large bowl, blend sugar and oil until fluffy. Add eggs, pumpkin, and water.
  4. Gradually blend in flour mixture.
  5. Pour into prepared pans. Bake 45 mins to 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely before slicing.

 

Let me know if you try the pumpkin bread! What are some of your favorite fall things? Did you dress up for Halloween or carve a pumpkin? Share in the comments what you did.

~Rachael

 

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