Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall Fun

It's been a glorious fall weekend here. Yesterday we ventured up to the North Georgia mountains (we and everyone else in Cobb County along with their mothers, cousins and brother-uncles)...

to pick some apples...

visit the farm shops and hit the pumpkin patch...

Speckled Swan Neck Gourds

Gotta love Mother Nature's sense of humor!

It was lots of fun. The orchard we visited had Rome Beauty, Golden Delicious and Stayman-Winesap, which I had never tried before, which is one awesome apple. Crisp, tart/sweet, juicy and full of flavor. I picked half a peck of those with a Rome and a Golden tossed in. We bought some freshly pressed cider for mulling, picked up half a bushel of small apples to store in the basement along with a huge bag of perfectly portioned sweet potatoes, also to store away for winter...


This morning we spent some time prettying up the deck and got all the apples and sweet potatoes wrapped in newspaper and stored away in the basement.

Some of the Stayman-Winesap apples will be featured in this evening's dinner: Chicken, Apple, Carrot and Parsnip Stew. I'm really looking forward to it. I might even make up a tiny, enlightened apple crumble for Rob and me to share for dessert this evening.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

1 comment:

  1. You're right about Mother Nature's sense of humor when you see so many wacky varieties of gourds. Your autumn dinner sounded great!