Monday, October 25, 2010

OKAY, SO I TOTALLY LIED...

Remember when (just two days ago) I said I was “so over” Halloween? So do you know what I forgot? I forgot that pumpkin patches (at least the ones around here!) sell food. Good food. Like greasy, fattening, sugary carnival food.

And Saturday that’s just where we went…to the pumpkin patch, where they were serving fresh roasted corn on the cob, caramel apples, polish hot dogs, chili, mini donuts (hot from the…well, wherever it is that donuts come from), and pretty much anything else you could possibly want. All I know is that I ate…a lot!

They also had pony rides for the kids…

She really wanted to ride the "wild one", but I'm almost positive they don't bring the wild ones to the pumpkin patch. (Just look at her, she can barely contain her enthusiasm!)

They also had pony rides for the grown-ups.

(Okay, so maybe I was the only grown-up riding the hay-bale horses, but whatever!)

And then they had these freaky man/pig/cow mannequin things...

We weren’t quite sure what you were supposed to do with him...her...it...

I gotta tell ya, after a day of power-eating, my Halloween spirit is back! Move over eggnog, I’ve got a serious hankering for a pumpkin spice latte, baby!!!

But let me ask you this, is it weird that all of my holiday spirit seems to be tied to seasonal foods???

9 comments:

MickeyJayyy said...

Looks like you had fun! I wish we had pumpkin farms and apple orchards around the Phoenix area, but no. I miss those fun fall activities! Glad you're back on the Halloween track :o)

Shirley Shimer said...

I've been drinking Non-Fat White Pumpkin Mochas for a couple of weeks now. SO de-lish.

And you think you ate bad this week? My mom decided to put together a pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving dinner. Entirely mouth watering but oh my...sooo much turkey, stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, homemade oatmeal rolls, green bean casserole, candied yams, ginger carrots, pumpkin pie, apple pie with american white cheese crust, and perfect pecan pie, with large dollops of whipped cream.

Yeah...I tried a little bit of EVERYTHING.

AND I was sent back to my apartment with leftovers. Oh no!!

But you're right. All my festive feelings are tied with food! I can't wait for Christmas-time. My mom and I make dozens of different kinds of Scandinavian cookies (with some other random favorites thrown in, like Special K Bars http://jennyswanson.blogspot.com/2010/04/special-k-bars-recipe.html) and we package them up in cookie tins for all our favorite people so they can enjoy some tasty treats!

Oh my gosh, I can't wait.

Kimberly Derting said...

Hey MickeyJ - I never thought about NOT having them...I suppose shouldn't take them for granted.

Shirley - I am ABSOLUTELY going to have to try that white pumpkin mocha! And, thanks to your description of your pre-Thanksgiving spread, now I'm craving turkey too. On to Thanksgiving...

Liz said...

I'm jealous, we have pumpkin farms here, but they mostly just have petting zoos and then picking little pumpkins, no good food

and yum!! the pumpkin spice latte is my favorite drink at Seattles Best, followed by chai tea latte

ReggieWrites said...

This is HILARIOUS! I love the horse in bale thing! =))) Halloween is SO FUN! But I don't go trick-or-treating anymore...I go to parties with my friends *the bad kind* but I'm always careful and don't drink =))) All in all, I end up chaperoning my friends! LOL! Funnnnn........ =))) Can't wait till Christmas even though it's only October... *sigh* Can't wait for all those prezzies and yuuuuummmmyyyyy fooooood!

Little Ms J said...

I have to know... what is a corn maze?

Tam said...

Hold on a second...Miss J, you've never been in a corn maze? Wow. And here I thought you were so worldly. Kim, I'm with you on the Pumpkin Patch - I took Jack on Friday and we were there for THREE HOURS. I forgot how much fun it is!

Kimberly Derting said...

Ms J - Corn maze is a huge cornfield with maze patterns cut into it. Basically you pay to get lost. I don't do it because I imagine myself like the dad from The Shining, with my kids walking backwards in their footprints and leaving me behind. ;)

Diane said...

Heading to a corn maze Friday night with girl scouts (using flash lights in the maze) and now I am totally freaking out thinking of the Shining reference - yikes! I may have to just send the girls in alone.