Pumpkins, Oh Pumpkins

You guessed it, this post is dedicated to one of my favorite parts of fall, pumpkins! Pumpkin pie, cheesecake, seeds, lattes, bread, frozen yogurt.. the list is un-ending! Just the way I like it too :)

This time, I’m actually talking about the origin of all of the delicious recipes, the actual pumpkin. I’ve been excited all week to head out to the pumpkin patch and the day had finally come! After a train ride out to Long Island we were headed in the right direction to Windy Acres Farms. I can’t remember the last time I’ve actually gone to a real pumpkin patch, so I was as excited as the 5 and 7 year old kids running around at the farm. the farm was great because it had the pumpkin patch, a corn maze, a horse carriage, play areas for the kids, and a cafe. 

Despite the “pumpkin crisis” that Hurricane Irene caused, there was still a number of pumpkins to pick from. We were looking for the perfect pumpkins though so, as perfect things do, it took a little bit of time. Plus, we couldn’t get anything too big since we did have to haul it back on the train and 2 more subways back to our apartments! 

So what do the perfect pumpkins look like? Well, here is one!

Small enough to carry, but big enough to have a nice face to carve on! I cannot wait to get my carving on! I haven’t carved a pumpkin in years either. Feels good to only have one job this year so I have more time to enjoy, well, life!

As soon as we hit the pumpkin check-out line the boys bailed and headed for the cafe stand to line up for some apple cider donuts. I’d never had one so I didn’t understand the fuss of leaving the women with the pumpkins to carry (thanks guys!). To their defense, they did end up helping us first before getting back in line. Anyways, if you ever seen apple cider donuts on a menu, make sure to try them! These ones were freshly deep-fried and covered in sugar. Fabulous! The perfect way to end a trip to the pumpkin patch :)

Now onto the real important decisions like.. what am I going to carve on my pumpkin?!