Fall Bucket List: Apple Picking ✔️

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Hey loves! So I am loving life because it's finally starting to feel like fall, I'm not sure where in the world you're reading this from, but it's been so darn hot here on the east coast. Like so unbearably hot. This weekend was the first weekend where it truly felt like the season of comfort has finally entered the building.

This weekend, Anthony and I went apple picking and it has been quite the adventure to check this item off of the Fall Bucket List. We've tried and failed two times before we found our new favorite fall spot. These failures were due to the rain, and a poorly advertised Cape Cod farm that said they had apple picking when they in fact did not. However, we persisted and the third time was a charm.

Thank goodness for the beautiful Lyman Orchards which was located in a little Connecticut haven town surrounded by sprawling hills of golden, red, and yellow-leaved trees. Look to your right and see a hilltop speckled with orange globs, or soon-to-be picked pumpkins. One look to your left for acres of apple tree rows as far as the eye can see. Breath in the cool air and smell burning wood and kindling from a nearby living room fire. Ah, fall.

In addition to a little weekend update, I've put together a little bucket list to map out all of the things I intend on checking off during the season and my hope is that this post inspires you to channel your inner hygge (pronounced hoo-gah). I know you're not surprised it's food-centric.

My Fall Bucket List:

To do:

  • Go apple picking
  • Carve pumpkins
  • Go to a state fair
  • Solidify my altar
  • Make and can apple butter
  • Go to the fall farmers market at Union Square
  • Practice tarot
  • Apartment movie date
  • MYO candles
  • Attend an NFL game
To eat: 
  • Apple cider donuts
  • Brie with baguette from Antique Bakery
  • Pesto and jalepeno torte
  • Everything I make 😋
  • Carmel apple
To cook:

  • Homemade meatballs
  • Eggplant rollatini
  • Chilli
  • Chicken and dumpling soup
  • Oven-roasted chicken with garlic mashed potatoes 
  • Beef bracciole
  • Maple butternut squash
  • Homemade gnocchi
  • Broccoli and cheddar soup
  • Pot roast 
  • Roasted root veggies
  • Stuffed shells
  • Homemade spanikopita
  • Mac & cheese
  • Fall salad with bleu cheese, pecans, and pears

To bake:

  • Apple crisp
  • Pumpkin cookies
  • Apple tart
  • Pie pumpkins for pumpkin pie
  • Pies- apple, pumpkin, pecan
  • Homemade cinnamon buns
  • Apple streusel coffee cake
  • Pumpkin roll
  • Monkey bread
  • Pear gallette 

To watch:

  • The Good Witch 
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Charmed
  • It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • Hallmark EVERYTHANG
  • Halloween

To drink:

  • Hot apple cider
  • Irish coffee
  • Homemade hot chocolate
  • Maple pecan latte
  • Mulled apple cider

To read: 
  • Crumb Cake: A novel by Conor Logan
  • The Book of Kitchen Witchery by Cerridwen Greenlead 
  • Kitchens of the Great Midwest: A Novel by J. Ryan Stradal
  • The City Baker's Guide to Country Living: A Novel by Louise Miller
  • Food and Wine Magazine
  • Bon Appetit Magazines
  • New York Times- Wednesday Food Edition
I hope this post inspires you to channel your inner homey goddess and continue to master the art of coziness. 

I'd love to know what you're all doing this fall! Comment below to share your bucket list items! 

Enjoy this time, loves!


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