A Trip to Underwood Farms + My Go-To Fall Recipes

A Trip to Underwood Family Farms
 

A Trip to Underwood Family Farms

Last Friday we took the 1.5 hour drive north of Los Angeles to visit a real-life pumpkin patch. We are parents, after all—THIS IS WHAT YOU DO. Honestly, I didn’t expect it to be so kid friendly. This is somewhere I would have dragged Matty to long before we were parents, so I was happy to have a child to wheel around in a wagon as a cover. We saw farm animals, came home with farm-fresh produce, and picked one perfectly round pumpkin.

Here are a few photos Matty snapped from the day!

A Trip to Underwood Family Farms
A Trip to Underwood Family Farms
A Trip to Underwood Family Farms
A Trip to Underwood Family Farms
A Trip to Underwood Family Farms
A Trip to Underwood Family Farms

My Go-To Never-Fail Fall Recipes

The butternut squash and sweet potatoes are currently roasting in the oven for my harvest soup. I’m mixing it up a bit this time, cooking the apple and onion in bacon fat, trying heavy cream instead of coconut milk, and topping it off with bacon crumbles. I find fall recipes to be pretty forgiving to modifications so I like to mix it up depending on what’s in the kitchen. I happen to know those apple fritters taste just as good with coconut oil as they do with butter, for example.

All these recipes are in my regular rotation and I have to tell you, those paleo pumpkin muffins are the best I’ve ever had. I’ve made them 3 times in 3 weeks. I made them without the crumble and icing, but my mom and sister made the whole she-bang to rave reviews. Add a few more tablespoons of sugar to the muffin mix if you opt to leave the topping out.

Any time we’re feeling a hint of a cold, that chicken immunity soup hits the stove. It’s easy enough to make when you aren’t feeling well (rotisserie chicken for the win), and it’ll do wonders for the immune system. This is another recipe I’ve altered as needed, but the bone broth, turmeric, and a bit of spice are non-negotiable.

As for the apple cider sangria, I made mine on Thanksgiving with fireball, per Buzzfeed/Tasty’s suggestion, instead of ginger brandy. It’s a classy drink with a naughty secret.

What are you cooking up this fall? Link up your favorite recipes in the comments!

Your turn! What are some of your favorites?