Fall at the Farm

Remember my Deer Meat Chili? This time I topped it with guacamole as well. It is the bomb diggity.

My best friend is down (eh, up?) from Louisiana with her daughter and we spent Saturday afternoon at a local farm petting critters, finding our way through a hay maze, rolling around in a corn crib, eating pickles and popcorn and ended the day with a hay ride to pick our pumpkins. Not pre-picked pumpkins…but real, on-the-vine pumpkins. We had a blast and the weather was beautiful and it was a wonderful way to spend time with a good friend.

Then we carved pumpkins and roasted the seeds!








How to make pumpkin seed sprinkle stuff:

Combine 6 tablespoons granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg and 1/2 dash of cayenne pepper. Sprinkle mixture over slightly dried pumpkin seeds while saving 1 1/2 tablespoons for sprinkling. Arrange seeds on a baking sheet and sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture. Cook on 325 degrees for 25 minutes (tossing at 10 minutes).

Sunday we spent the day walking around downtown and exploring the sights and wonderness of the place I call “my home away from home”. That night we made pizza. Go to your favorite local pizzeria and buy some dough. It’s really inexpensive and taste much better than a tube o’ dough bought at the grocery store. Spread some pizza sauce out, sprinkle with Italian seasoning, top with pepperoni and go crazy with mozzarella cheese. Bake at 375 for approximately 20 minutes. Oven temps and baking times may vary.

Monday was their last day here so we started the day with breakfast and drinking Community Coffee (compliments of Danielle’s last trip home and soon to restock during her Thanksgiving trip home). I showed my peeps the nature of Tennessee by taking them to a couple of the local mountains and having a picnic. That night we culminated their trip “up” with chicken, white beans and broccoli.

It was a great weekend. I wish they could’ve stayed longer. But I will see them again soon.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Al Townsend says:

    What a wonderful time you seemed to have ad wit your your company! The cooking and frolicking looked like so much fun. I found myself hungry after looking at the pictures and reading about the food. Wish I could have been there.

  2. food4passion says:

    Thanks dad. I will cook you up something mean and tasty next time you’re here.

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