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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Tradition

Hubby wanted to show you all the inside of a yellow tomato.

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As soon as we got home from Church I made a “EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK” Raw Salad. I chopped up a ton of veggies and fruit and came up with….

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  • spinach + romaine
  • jicama ( love this stuff)
  • chopped apple
  • grapes
  • 1/2 yellow tomato
  • mushrooms
  • handful of nuts

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I then blended up an avocado, lime, pepper, cilantro and EVOO in the Vita-Mix an attempt to try and make a cilantro avocado dressing. It came out a little thicker then I would have..looks like a GM on my salad…LOL

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Non the less it was AMAZING!!!! 

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After lunch Hubby and I headed over to the Pumpkin Patch to get ourselves a pumpkin to carve, a McCormick Family tradition.

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So many choices! 

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Hubby and I decided on this one!! 

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Annual Family Pumpkin Patch Photo 

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I also got a little one for decor. 

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They had a lot of other things to choose from too, Gourds GALORE!

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They also had some free recipes to choose from, I plan on making the pumpkin butter recipe that's in there.

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What a fun day already!! I feel like this has been such a productive yet FUN weekend, and it’s  not over yet. I am off to teach kickboxing tonight and then stay tuned for dinner..

Do you guys have a pumpkin patch in your town? Any fall traditions in your house?


Kelly said...

I love all the fall pictures! It's funny though- I'm in Boston so when we are doing pumpkin stuff there are no shorts and dresses haha.

Food Makes Fun Fuel said...

I don't know that I've had a yellow tomato that I remember

Matt said...

We used to always go and get pumpkins when I was younger! Then we would make a huge mess trying to carve them ;)

maria said...

I'm pretty sure pumpkins aren't a native food in Japan. No patches to be found. At least not in our small town. This is a tradition we want to start once we settle back in the U.S. though! Thanks for sharing the photos.

Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life said...

Looks like so much fun!! I love pumpkin picking!!

Jenna said...

What a great idea to make an avocado into dressing. That had to be fabulous!

My boyfriend and I are going to have a pumpkin carving contest. Haha.

Twincerely,Olga said...

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Skinny Bride :) said...

Bobbi you are really becoming quite ETHNIC! First you are a bridesmaid in my wedding and Matt is DJing at it and NOW you are enjoying Jicama! Seriously...squeeze some lime on the Jicama and sprinkle some chile powder on it-it is AMAZING. It's a Mexican's treat! lol

Lance said...

Great photos Bobbi!

We do have several pumpkin patches around. This year, we didn't make it yet - but when we do, it's lots of fun. A couple of years ago, we did a corn maze at the farm we visited. Still stands out as a great family memory for all of us!

Oh...and the salad looks delish!

Angie Eats Peace said...

Looks like fun! I need to try and make it out there.

Lora said...

Can I ask which pumpkin patch you went to? I live not far from you and want to take my son to one...is this the one of I-10 on the way to Oak Glen?