Ingredients for the perfect all-things-autumn day:
1. wonderful, energetic friends
2. a picture perfect Fall weekend with clear skies and sunshine
3. an apple orchard in the mountains of Virginia with a gorgeous view
4. frolicking around the orchards, a picnic feast among apples, & a pumpkin patch
5. an afternoon filled with baking (and, of course, eating) all things apple/pumpkin/autumnal
Combine all ingredients together annually for a practically perfect day.
Happy friends + full bellies … plus:
Great-grandma’s sour cream apple pie, maple apple galette, chocolate chip pumpkin bread, apple cake, spiced pecan/feta/cranberry/apple salad, mulled apple cider with red wine, & butternut squash mac and cheese. YUM!