Tuesday, September 20, 2011

welcome fall + a recipe

The air has certainly turned a bit crisp
here in New England over the last week.

This past weekend, we took full advantage of the fall-like weather
and celebrated with some of my most favorite things about this time of year.
Saturday morning I broke out the crock pot and made a beef stew.
Eight hours later, the house was smelling delicious and dinner was ready.
Love the crock pot.
 I put out some fall decorations & candles, and baked.
You must try this recipe. The entire loaf only lasted a few hours here.
It was that good.

Harvest Bread
1 8oz can crushed pineapple
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsp canola oil
1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup chopped walnuts

  • Heat oven to 350. Spray 8x4 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • Discard 3 tablespoons of the pineapple juice. In medium bowl, mix remaining juice, pineapple, egg, and oil. Stir in remaining ingredients until blended. Spread batter in pan.
  • Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool about 1 hour before serving.
    {if you can wait that long, we couldn't!}
Sunday we went to our favorite local farm to scope out some pumpkins and apples.
Sweet Berry Farm is super quaint and always has a great selection. I love the colors of fall.

We now have a couple pumpkins on our stoop and some mums as well.
Did I mention I absolutely love this time of year?


Emily said...

such a fun weekend!! perfect wait to welcome fall!! ;) and i must try that bread asap -- looks so yummy!! xoxo

Happiness Is... said...

It is not even close to fall here - still muggy and hot and humid! Ugh!

Kate said...

Those sunflowers are gorgeous - and your husband is adorable!

Zoe - Style Foodie said...

So pretty! I'm jealous it decided to warm up a bit in chicago, and your pot roast looks soo yummy!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

We love the autumn weather; the weather that makes us want to break out the crockpot and decorate the house in everything warm! We are loving the crisp mornings!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

hooooray for fall! i am excited to bust out the crockpot soon too... i cant wait for some chili :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Mommyblogger said...

I'm loving Fall to & crockpot cooking!!! Your stew sounds yummy.

la petite coquine said...

Yum-everything sounds so delicious! And those gorgeous sunflowers? I'm smitten!

Stephanie said...

omb... congrax for ur baby!!! Hope the best for u and ur family!!! Nice blog, follow you!! ;)

PS: amazing pics

City Girl Chicago said...

and I was just thinking I'd like to make some bread this weekend ~ thank you much for this fabulous recipe! <3

Fit With Flash said...

i'm totally with you, but the weather in KY won't make up it's DAMN mind. : ) it keeps starting out in the 60s in the morning, then winds up in the 80s by afternoon. i get so excited to start baking, then it's so hot i've got to open windows and turn on the AC... soon though.

Laken said...

ah, I just LOVE fall :)

Kristin said...

Is there a more beautiful time of year than fall? I just wish we saw it more here in Florida. Le sigh.

Andi, On Call RN said...

OMG I love fall like no other and Im so jealous of you east coasters who really get a good dose of it. I also cannot wait to try your bread recipe! Thanks for sharing :)

Chelsea said...

Love this post! Both dishes look great.