Posts tagged ‘orchard’

October 3, 2011

Pumpkin Picking and Cream Cheese

Yesterday we got up early and were ready to pick some big ole punkins!! Side note: my mom and my aunts call me punkin 🙂

Adam is such a good sport – not only did he go pumpkin/apple picking during football – but he also lugged this 40 pound pumpkin around the entire farm. It’s huge – and I love it! Even though there was no shortage of pumpkins to pick from, I feel like I found the vintage looking pumpkin I was searching for.

The farm also offered apple picking which I was excited for! I planned our entire menu for the week around them…

Unfortunately there was a shortage of these… Most of the apples were on the ground.

We did find a few usable Macintosh apples

But left with a lot less than expected.

I can still make a couple of the recipes though so it wasn’t a total disappointment.

Before we left for our farm adventure I made us a breakfast that would keep us fueled. Remember the bread I posted about Saturday? I took it out of the package to find this….

Bummmer… All the tops were broken off.  But I was not about to let that ruin my breakfast!

I whipped up some Pumpkin Cream Cheese and toasted the topless slices with this deliciousness.

It was extremely simple and tasted like Fall.

Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese (Vegan or Regular)


  •  8 oz dairy free or regular cream cheese (i used this is not a tub of cream cheese from Trader Joe’s)
  • HEAPING 1/2 cup of pure pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • drizzle of agave nectar
  • Beat everything with mixer until combined
  • Spread on desired item (pumpkin swirl bread is amazing) or eat with your finger. I don’t judge.

Now I need to get back to those apples… Recipe for spaghetti squash lasagna will be tomorrow 🙂

QUESTIONS: What would you make with a bunch of apples? I have a lot of dinner recipes planned, but no dessert. Shocking, I know.