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Ways to spend your three-day weekend: Sunday, November 13

Graphic by Jackie Lou

Written by Carolyn Kuimelis 

10 a.m. Bake pumpkin muffins

1 p.m. Walk in Foothills Park
4 p.m. Ice Skate at Winter Lodge
7 p.m. Eat dinner at Peninsula Creamery

Who says pumpkin fun has to end after Oct. 31? Start your day off right by baking some festive pumpkin muffins. They’re a perfect treat to share with your friends and family, although I wouldn’t blame you if you ate them all yourself. After you’re fueled up from breakfast, Foothills Park is the perfect location to enjoy the beauty of fall. Only a 10 minute drive away, Foothills Park has it all. Soak in some sun by the lake, or challenge yourself with a rigorous hike. Next, head to the Winter Lodge. Fall is the perfect time to break out those ice skates and enjoy the Winter Lodge’s outdoor rink before the weather gets too cold. End your day with dinner at Peninsula Creamery for some good ol’ fashioned comfort food.

Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup pumpkin purée
½ cup vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten
¼ cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon allspice
½ cup chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat the oven to 375℉. Sift together the flour, salt, sugar and baking soda. Mix the pumpkin, oil, eggs, water and spices together, then combine with the dry ingredients, but be careful not to mix too thoroughly. Line muffin tins with paper cups and fill them ⅔ full. Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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