Well it is officially fall here in New England, and we have been blessed with some really nice weather, if a little chilly. One thing that is a fall favorite up here is apple picking and visiting pumpkin patches. This is a VERY family oriented activity, and most people take their kids. We haven’t started our extended family yet, so for now, our rescue pup Kuda gets to go on fun adventures!
We drove about half and hour Northeast of our home to visit Silverman’s Farm. They have hay rides, apple picking, a pick your own pumpkin ride, and so many other fun things for you to enjoy. It was really great to get out of town see some of the beautiful Connecticut countryside. We even bought about 15 different pumpkins and gourds to decorate our home with!
Kuda really went crazy with all of the new smells and kids everywhere. As evidenced in this photo, she had her nose to the ground for a good part of the time we were there. There was hay, corn, pumpkins, apples, kids, and all kinds of new smells for her!
This weekend was less about eating and more about activities, but I did manage to squeeze in a really tasty blacked salmon dinner.
What you need:
- 1 tsp of paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (I used more, but we love spice)
- 1lb salmon
- 1 package green beans
- 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic
- 1 cup wild rice
- 1 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1 tsp olive oil
Preheat your oven to 375F.
Mix your spices together and rub them on your salmon. Put salmon in the fridge and let it set for 3o min.
Put your rice in a small pot with the chicken stock and olive oil and bring to a boil. Cover and lower heat to low/simmer and cook for 20min.
In a flat pan put 1/4 inch of water in the bottom of the pan below your green beans. Cover and cook for about 5-7 min to steam your green beans to desired level of doneness. Once cooked, drain and season. Drizzle with olive oil.
Cook your fish in your heated oven for 10-15 minutes, to desired level of doneness.
Plate everything and enjoy!
This was so fresh and light after a long day of running around!