And though I know I will be here for a while still, before I make my grand escape to a milder climate for a few years, there is one thing I know I will miss:
New England Autumn.
|At the fair with friends!|
Started off with a footlong corndog (my first corn dog EVER to be precise), some fair fries, and an ice cold coke.
Next was a lobster roll from the Massachusetts Building
An alcoholic mid-day drink (I had the blue moon)
I found the stockpile of Shock Top too...
Dinner was veggie tempura with Ranch dressing (and of COURSE another ice cold coke)
The FAMOUS Maine Baked Potato from the Maine building--the line is always loooong but so, SO worth it.
And here's just a neat picture I took as the sun was setting:
Sadly, I entirely forgot to take pictures of my "desserts" along the way: Maple cream cone, maple sugar cotton candy, and a slice of deep fried cheesecake. I maaay return Wednesday to consume some more hideous amounts of food, but I am very satisfied with all my goodies. Gotta love the fair! :)
I also participated in the Western Massachusetts Walk Now for Autism Speaks walk. I reached my personal goal of $200 within a few short days thanks to generous donations to coworkers and friends. This is a cause that is very close to my heart (as I've alluded to in previous posts), and I was so happy to support it this weekend. I walked with my cousin and it was a gorgeous day and a really fun time!
And today, I went apple picking! I was fully expecting to pay $20 for a picking bag, as I've experienced at other places, but the prices for picking at Quonquonts in Whately were VERY reasonable! I never knew about this orchard and was expecting to have to drive forever to get to one of the orchards in the hilltowns, but a friend suggested this to me and I'm so glad I went! My friend and I each picked a peck of Gala, Macoun, Macintosh, Empire, and Honey Gold apples. I fully intend on making homemade apple sauce, apple crisp, and perhaps a tart or pie in the near future. Be on the lookout!
And Recipe coming soon! Here's a little preview!
|Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins|
|Pumpkin Ravioli with Maple Cream Sauce|
|Something with... apples?|