Cool weather, fuzzy blankets, fire pits and the smell of pumpkin-flavored everything is beginning to creep back because fall is finally upon us. Despite what felt like an endless summer in Indiana, sweatshirt and sweatpants season is back and better than ever.
With haunted houses open, orchards ready for you to come pick their best assortment of apples and pumpkins, the next thing to add to your fall to-do list is to take part in more fun activities to do at home, including cooking.
These fun fall recipes will bring you back to your childhood, or simply supply you with delicious meals to enjoy while staying warm inside. Warm apple and walnut bread, homemade mac & cheese and a scrumptious pumpkin soup recipe from My Fearless Kitchen are three fall recipes that will warm your heart and fill your tummy with goodness.
After going to your local pumpkin patch and picking up more pumpkins than you can carry, this pumpkin soup recipe will knock out dinner and one of your large pumpkins at the same time. Prepping a large pumpkin for pumpkin soup may seem like a large task, but this recipe will make you realize how simple pumpkin soup can be. My Fearless Kitchen adds a twist of deliciousness you will love! Go get your soup pot and check out the recipe to start cooking.
Although homemade mac & cheese can be eaten anytime of the year, there is something about the warm gooeyness of the cheese and noodles that makes it a perfect dish for the fall. This comfort food is a classic that will make you and your family excited for their upcoming meal. Instead of buying boxed mac & cheese, try this homemade recipe to incorporate your favorite cheeses and noodles in your own homemade batch.
Need to feed yourself and your kids throughout the week for work and school? This homemade mac & cheese recipe is great for making a large amount and leaves some for meals a few days throughout the week.
Everyone knows that carbs in the form of yummy, warm fresh baked bread don’t count...right? Well maybe not, but this recipe is worth every single calorie! Enjoy your apple and walnut bread in the morning for breakfast, as an afternoon snack or for dessert after dinner. This dish is easy and simple to make and can get your kitchen smelling like a pumpkin-flavored candle in no time.
Need a place to find your essential ingredient, apple? Check out which Indiana apple orchards are open.
Other fun activities to do in the fall
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Family and friends are what adds to the cool fall air and cozy feeling. Plan a dinner with your family where everyone must cook one dish for dinner. Snuggle up on the couch with fuzzy blankets, devour your homemade apple and walnut bread and watch your favorite family movies and shows.
Want an adrenaline rush? Then Indiana’s haunted houses are calling your name. Most of the scream parks are open but have new rules in place due to COVID-19, so before you go, check online for hours of operation and new guidelines for your next visit.
Make this fall exciting and full of fun activities for you and your family!