Adventurous Autumn

Yesterday was the last day of my fall fun activity list. My lobster and I had our horror movie marathon and that was the last item we were able to complete. We didn’t finish ‘have game night’, ‘roast pumpkin seeds’ or ‘go on a nature hike’. Eighteen items out of twenty-one is not bad, we can just save the last three for next year. We enjoyed the activities on the list, there were lots of new adventures, and I think we may have added a few more fall traditions to our list. My favourite activities were the haunted house and the corn maze. It was a great way to get up and out of the house since both of us tend to be homebodies. Can’t wait until next fall.

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Morning Delight, Scary at Night

I love desserts, I always want something a little sweet after dinner. But what fun is it to only have dessert after dinner? Wouldn’t it be nice to have with lunch or even for breakfast. I like to make my dessert recipes with natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup or sometimes I will use cane sugar depending on the recipe. With the ingredients I often use in my recipes my desserts are usually healthy enough to eat even for breakfast. Yesterday my lobster and I decided we wanted dessert for breakfast  so I opened up my kitchen cupboards and created  a Maple Apple Crisp.

Maple Apple Crisp

Preheat oven to 350

  • 7-9 apples peeled, cored and sliced (I use Macintosh)
  • 1/8 cup cane sugar
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter (replace with coconut oil for dairy free)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Mix ingredients together until apples are coated in butter mixture and put in baking dish ( I use an 8×8 size).  In a separate bowl add ingredients for the topping.

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Mix topping ingredients together until well blended and crumbly. Sprinkle on top of apples.

Bake for 20-30 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve on its own or in a bowl with milk!

Of course I completely forgot to take any pictures of the end result because I was so excited about the ghost walk we had booked for later in the evening. Presented by Ghost Walks my lobster and I were ready for a night of history and ghosts stories

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We were not disappointed. It was the first time we had been on a ghost walk and it was amazing. We had a 90 minute tour of the building that consisted of history lessons and stories of ghost activity within the building.

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Definitely something to try again next year. For now that is two more items off the Fall Fun Activity List.

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City Mouse On A Country Drive

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I love driving through the country in the fall time. It is one of the things I miss now that I am living in the city. All the trees with their leaves changing colour is absolutely beautiful. On our way to visit a farm we had to drive through the country to get there. It was a clear day and we got to enjoy the scenery as we were driving by.

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Our destination was Springridge Farm. We go there every fall to look through there little shop and pick up some apple cider. Our visit was wonderful as always, we even purchased a few gifts. Two more items off the Fall Fun activity list.

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It was aMAZEing!

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Visit a Corn maze was one of the items on my Fall Fun Activity list that I was looking forward to the most. I had heard of Hanes Corn Maze last year but we did not get the chance to go. I was not going to let that happen this year.

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I expected to just be walking through paths in a little corn maze but my expectations were far exceeded. This place was huge, covering over 20 acres, and they had a puzzle game to go with it. They had 17 checkpoints on their map, 6 of which were hidden, that you could find throughout the maze. Each checkpoint had a code and you used the code to solve the riddle at the end to win a prize.

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It was tricky at times, my lobster and I got lost on occasion, but we had so much fun. It is definitely becoming a fall tradition.