Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pumpkin Patch! and pictures

Hello, dear readers!

This morning the hubby and I went to a local pumpkin patch, Tate Farms Cotton Pickin' Pumpkins. Out of all of the pumpkin patches I have been to, this one was the best! You could go out on a hay ride to pick REAL pumpkins from the actual field they grew in, most still attached to the vine. None of that "let's drive you out to an empty field with some squishy old pumpkins sitting on palettes". There was also roasted corn, farm animals, a hay maze, and a store.

Here is our bounty...

The tall orange one and the round green one will be our carving pumpkins this year. The one that looks like a huge apple is an "apple gourd" (non edible). The little green/white ones are called Sweet Dumplings and the little orange/white ones are referred to as "4 minute microwave miracles". Expect to see recipes for these very soon. :)

The loooong one is called a Georgia Sweet Candy Roaster. It is supposed to be one of the most delicious gourds ever. I am kind of excited. It's HUGE.

When we got home from the pumpkin patch, we whipped up a different variation of our Dagwood sandwich. This one had whole wheat bread, a smear of avocado, maple bacon, turkey, havarti cheese, spinach, and boiled eggs. Due to popular demand, I have included pictures!!

Yea, delicious looking, I know!

We ate our lunch on the balcony of our 3rd floor apartment (no elevator.. good exercise). I just had to take a picture of the view. Awesome, right? That's why we chose to live here:

And finally, now that I'm on a roll with pictures, a photo of the little sweet kitten who is the inspiration for the blog's name:

Introducing Oatmeal Cream Pie! She also loves pumpkins :)

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