Monday, October 1, 2012

Harvest Moon Inspiration: Fall food and pictures

Happy October everyone! I can't believe that September just flew by, but when I look at my calendar it was a month jam-packed with family, football and fun!

Last Friday, September 29, my husband and I took a hike through Pike Lake State Park since the weather was perfect and the leaves all started to turn gorgeous colors. He timed our hike so that we would be able to get to the tower that overlooks the lake just as the sun was setting. Here are a few pictures from our hike:
Making our way up to the Tower. We saw two white-tail deer as we hiked.
This is Pike Lake as seen from the Tower (facing west - obviously). About 6:24 p.m. CST.
Facing south, you could see beautiful farm land and off in the distance was Holy Hill
(upper left-hand side of the picture).

Blurry close-up of Holy Hill.
We saw the Harvest Moon as we walked back to the parking lot and trail head.

Once we got back in the car, my husband turned to me and said, "Great, now we have time to go watch the Wisconsin vs. Nebraska game! This man thinks of everything! Fortunately, there were a number of fun restaurants to visit on the way back to our house (including 3 with large TVs that all got the channel that the game was on). Since I had a coupon and I was really hungry, I didn't mind. 

While we were there, we ordered soup since soup is a perfect Fall food for a beautiful Fall night. We shared a gigantic bowl of French Onion Soup and it's been all I can think about. Then lo and behold @Foodista on Twitter had onion soup on the newsfeed today. I think this will happen this week.

In the near future, these lovely fall foods are going to happen:

  • Onion Soup (most likely from Julia Child)
  • Zucchini Pasta with Tortellini
  • Pulled Pork in a slow cooker
  • Pot Roast with veggies
  • Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies (If I can find the recipe!)
What are some of your favorite Fall foods?

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