With the falling of the leaves, comes the falling of the temperatures. The kids and I wore long sleeves and jeans all day today because it was so cold! At one point in our house it was only 59 degrees. Can you say brrrr! Mr. Sidetracked and I are stubborn though and refuse to turn on the furnace until at least November! We did break out one space heater to keep us toasty if the cold gets too unbearable. The dog has been sleeping next to it a lot of the day!
The first week of October, our homeschool group had a field trip to our local pumpkin patch! The children LOVE getting to pick their pumpkins and play on the grounds of the pumpkin patch.
They also loved a new thing this year. Playing in a silo of corn!!
Doesn’t that just look so relaxing!!
With the coming of all the fall weather, comes the thoughts of fall food! Here is the one food, we have at every Thanksgiving. We normally bring it to group functions as well!
Pumpkin Pie Cake
1 can pumpkin (29 oz)
1 can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups of sugar or honey
1 t. ginger
2 t. cinnamon
1/2 . salt
1 yellow cake mix
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup melted butter
Mix first 7 ingredients and pour into ungreased 9×13 cake pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix over pumpkin (drizzle butter over mix). Sprinklie with nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.
This “cake” is so good topped with cool whip!
Happy Autumn! Happy Fall! Happy Harvest! Happy October! Happy Days!!
Check out my my recent chaos dinner plan, where you can make a week worth of meals quickly. Freeze them and toss it right into your crockpot. It’s what I need right now with a clingy 4 month old baby. You may also be interested in how we built our dining room table here.