Sunday, October 20, 2013

Weekend Adventures//Apple Picking

Today was one of those perfect Sundays, where it felt like the day was nice and long---in such a good way. It was one of those days where we were able to pack lots of fun things into one day, without feeling rushed. First we went to church. Our church has two services and we've been trying to make the early one. It's early, but it's the perfect way to start the day and we're always so glad to be there. I know I've said it before, but our church is years of answered prayers for us. We are so incredibly blessed to be part of that great group of people. There isn't a Sunday that we don't leave feeling thankful!

After church, The Husband, and our two big kids worked outside, while Eliza napped and I got some Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa into the crock pot. This soup was amazing and the perfect thing to come home to after apple picking. If you're looking for a new (healthy!) recipe, I highly recommend this soup.

Later in the afternoon, we all headed out to go apple picking. This is something that my Mom did with my sister and I when we were younger and it's something that I've been looking forward to doing with our kids. Apple picking with them today was everything I'd anticipated it to be, and more. At 4 and 2 (almost 3!), they were so into it. I didn't realize that apples around here could be so tasty. On our way home, we each ate an apple in the car and we have about 15 pounds of apples left, to bake with or just eat. They are so good! After we eat them all, we might have to go back for more.

Here's a little look into our apple picking adventure.....

 The apple orchard also had a corn maze so, after we payed for our apples and loaded them up, we headed into the maze. The kids ran ahead as far as we would let them and then after we were deep into the maze, we told Judah that he could try to lead us out. He totally got a kick out of being the leader and did a really great job, only making one wrong turn.

 I saw this sign when we were leaving and I thought it was cute, plus the recipe looks good. I hate to admit this, but I've never made a pumpkin pie from a "real" pumpkin. I've always used the canned pumpkin. Tell me, does it make a difference? Canned or fresh, which one do you prefer?
I hope your weekend was perfect.

1 comment:

  1. so fun! We had a super good long day where we brought apple crisp to share...also brought pumpkin cheesecake bars. Then to celebrate 65th anniversary with dear friends. Then, down to take some apple crisp to neighbors who gave us some yummy apples! It is such a beautiful season! Thanks..eager to try the chicken butternut recipe!


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