It’s Fall Y’all

Pumpkin Patches

Growing up in Arizona I never really got to do a lot of fun fall activities! Mostly because when it is still 100 degrees out, you don’t really feel the ~fall vibes~. So, now that I live in Iowa I am trying my best to experience fun fall activities! One of those being Pumpkin Patches!

I have never been to a pumpkin patch before this year, so I was very excited to pick a pumpkin from the farm and not the grocery store! I ended up going to Willis Family Orchard. I’m not going to lie I am have over-hyped the experience in my head before going, because you literally just pick a pumpkin from a dirt field, but it was still a lot of fun to do with friends!

One thing I didn’t realize is that patches patches have a lot of other fun fall activities to participate in. There was a hay ride, corn maze, apple picking, a petting zoo, and a cute little shop! Everyone reading this is probably like duh, of course those things were there, but it was my first time going to a pumpkin patch okay?!

Decorating Pumpkins

Do y’all paint or carve your pumpkins? This is a serious question because I have never not carved a pumpkin, like I didn’t even think painting pumpkins was a thing. Like it looks cute enough, but I thought the whole point was to create a fun face for the Jack o’ Lantern. I guess that is just what I grew up used to anyways. After talking to friends, painting pumpkins is very common, so now I feel like I have been living under a rock. And, it seems like a smart idea because then the pumpkins will last much longer.

Fall Treat!

While at the pumpkin patch they gave me a recipe for a fall treat, so I thought I would share it with y’all too! They are called Apple Pie Bites, and of course they recommend using the Willis Family Apples in the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans crescent rolls
  • 1 can apple pie filling (made with Willis Family Apples)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Coat muffin tin with baking spray
  2. Unroll and pull apart crescent rolls, placing one triangle of dough in each muffin tin.
  3. Add one heaping spoonful of apple pie filling on top of each crescent roll.
  4. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar, sprinkle a little over the pie filling.
  5. Pull the edges of the crescent rolls up and over the pie filling.
  6. Sprinkle a little more of the cinnamon sugar mixture on the dough of each pie
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly and serve warm.

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