I love Temecula Pumpkin Patches complete with hayrides, corn mazes, great photo opportunities and yes lots and lots of pumpkins in every shape and size!! We love finding new pumpkin patches in Temecula, Murrieta and throughout this area to visit this fall, so here are a few local pumpkin patches and dates they’re open for 2014!
There are also some great Fall boutiques / craft fairs going on, if you have one that isn’t listed please email me at temeculaqponer@gmail (dot) com so I can include it too!
Temecula / Murrieta
City of Temecula’s Halloween Carnival - Ronald Reagan Sports Park, Temecula
Oct. 24th 6pm
Octoberfest at Galway Downs – Temecula
Begins Oct. 11th
Peltzer Farms - Temecula, Ca.
Opens Sept. 28th
Oak Glen U Pick Pumpkin Patch – Redlands, Ca.
Opens Sept. 20th
Orange Empire Railway Museum Pumpkin Patch – Perris, Ca.
Pumpkin Train is Oct. 25th & 26th
Hunter’s Pumpkin Patch - Promenade Mall Temecula, Ca.
Bates Nut Farm – Valley Center, Ca.
Tom’s Farms - Corona, Ca.
Every weekend in Oct.
Riley’s Farm pumpkin patch – Oak Glen, Ca.
Opens late Sept.
Boulder Creek Harvest Festival - Hesperia, Ca.
Haunted House – San Bernardino, Ca.
Opens Oct. 4th
Broadway Starz Haunted House – Temecula, Ca.
42092 Winchester Rd, Ste. B
Oct. 17-18 & 24th – 26th
Tanaka Farms – Irvine, Ca.
Opens Sept. 27th
Johnson Brothers Pumpkin Patch – Irvine, Ca.
The Haunted Trail – Balboa Park
Opens Sept. 26th
Halloween Family Day – Balboa Park
Pumpkins and Pancakes – Seaport Village
Craft Fair / Boutiques
Bates Nut Farm Arts & Crafts Fair – Oct. 4/5
Harvest Festival Arts & Crafts Show in Del Mar – Oct. 17-19
I love using puff pastry! With both of us working, 3 kids, soccer practices, and 2 different schools to travel to each day, it is hard to think of what to do when we have guests over, or what to make for dinnertime. When I was invited to the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry “Home-gating” live party yesterday I was thrilled, as I’m always looking for new ways to use this amazingly easy and yummy product. Special thanks goes out to Pepperidge Farm for sponsoring this post and allowing me to share with you some of my favorite recipes…..here it goes!
This strawberry vanilla tart was amazing!! I’ve always used Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry for appetizers but using it for a dessert was genius and one of the lightest fresh flavors I have had in a while. The puff pastry is really flaky, and the cream cheese middle with just a hint of sugar topped with fruit was a great idea. I found even more ideas using this flaky puff pastry online here at puffpastry.com which sound amazing, I think I may add kiwi to it as well when I make it at home!
My next favorite dish had to be these really easy to eat and yummy Puff Pastry calzones….I thought of my kids when I tried these! With cheese, pepperoni, olives and whatever other toppings you like it was great. Just like a pizza folded up into bite sizes, it was yummier with all the flakiness of the Puff Pastry, and the side of marinara sauce for dipping was a winner. I’m definitely making this one for a Monday night football get together, or when my kids have sleepovers!
Now…..let me share with you our favorite recipe using the light and flaky Puff Pastry sheets. We call this goodie our “chicken pot pie puff pastry bites”. My little 6 year old and my husband’s friends who are over hanging out to watch the game both rave about these! They’re a great hearty appetizer, as you can see here with a Puff Pastry cut out on top for the game, or open on the top for easily handling at dinnertime.
Here are all the ingredients you will need…..super simple right??!! This is why Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry is my “go to” when it comes to easy and really yummy meals! It makes it super easy to just defrost, cut, spoon in your ingredients, and they puff up looking pretty in the oven! Just grab a chicken (I use rotisserie a lot because it is already cooked and ready to create), about a cup of mozzerella or swiss cheese (whichever you prefer, I grab whatever is on sale or I already have in the fridge), about a 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, and some dill and salt and pepper to taste…..that is it!!
Just take the chicken off the bone, cut up into bite size pieces and you are off! Add the mayonnaise, cheese, and spices together and you are on to your next step!
You can find Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry in your local grocery store’s freezer aisle for under $5 (so reasonable, you know how I love inexpensive meal ideas), and remember you need a little bit of time for it to defrost. It takes about 30 min. once you take it out of the freezer to be just right, so you can begin cutting it into just the right shape for the muffin pan cups. I had some mushrooms in the fridge so I decided to add these to the mixture this time, I have used dried cranberries and/or walnuts at times too! This is a great dinnertime meal or after Thanksgiving when you have all that extra turkey too. Just substitute the chicken for leftover turkey and you have yourself a great meal.
Now it is time to form our flaky Puff Pastry “pies”! Just use a drinking glass to gently press through the dough, take the circle out and place on the bottom of each muffin cup in the pan, enough for all 12 using both sheets in the Pepperidge Farm package. Spray the cups inside your muffin pan with non stick so they come out easily.
You can see here how the Pastry Puff comes up slightly on the sides, but once it cooks it will puff up to create a cup that holds the chicken and you can hold as well. I added some football shaped tops to some and covered others completely using the dough that was left. It depends on the occasion as to which way I do it, leaving it open entirely is good too. Bake at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes. I keep an eye on them and take them out when they are golden brown on top and they slide right out!
Seriously, there are so many options using the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry sheets and cups….YES they have cups too (great for smaller appetizers, just top with goodies and go). Any topping or filling you can think of goes so well with the flaky texture and taste of Puff Pastry products. Check out puffpastry.com for lots of great recipe ideas, and surely yours will be the hit of the party like mine! Which Puff Pastry recipes are your favorites?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry.
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The Catalina Flyer is a great way to get to Catalina Island, or have a fun time in the Harbor at Christmas time. Here is a great deal to get a 90 min. cruise around the Newport harbor to see all the Christmas lights for just $20.00 too!
Mud runs are great! Better yet get a group together to run, or walk, it and it is even more fun! We had a group of ladies participate in the Foam Run at Vail Lake last year and it is definitely something you must do at least once! The next mud run Temecula race is actually a zombie run (in Aguanga about 25 min from here) where you get spooked along the way!
This is one of our all time favorite toys!! My girls got it about 4 years ago and they still play with it today! They still use the animals you see here that comes with this Melissa and Doug barn set, but they also use it with their My Little Ponies and My Littlest Petshop pets too. It closes and you can carry it around with the handle on top, and then open it up wide to play!
Grab your own Melissa and Doug barn here, last time I checked it was on sale too!
Justice clothing has always been great for girls but now they are introducing clothing for boys now too! Here are the weekly sales for extra % off, which includes clearance clothing as well which means BIG savings. A Justice just for girls coupon is not needed, just click on the appropriate link below to access the sale of the day, if there is a new coupon code it will be listed at the top of the site.
40% Off Your Entire Order at Justice & Brothers!
Sam’s Club is fantastic! I grabbed this deal last year, and it is a MONEY MAKER…meaning you basically get a year of Sam’s Club membership for FREE when you use the $20 gift card & get all the free stuff below. Valid for new members. Deal begins on Oct. 27th and there are limited quantities.
- One-year Sam’s Club PLUS Membership (a $100 value)
- Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member
- $20 gift card valid for any in-club, online or fuel purchases
- Four Fresh-food vouchers, (a $22.23 value), including:
- Rotisserie chicken
- Spinach artichoke dip
- Fresh cookies
- French baguettes
- valid for new members for their first year of membership only
Target is a great place to find deals, especially during this time of year and every day they have daily deals, so check back often! This weeks sales are below!
Here is a Bulldog Brewery Murrieta coupon for 50% off their fantastic food!! Just pay $10 to get a $20 voucher to Bulldog Brewery Murrieta here.
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SALE – 15% off many Groupon Local deals using code LOCAL15 at checkout
Every year we love watching holiday movies, but each season isn’t complete until we have seen the Charlie Brown collection of movies for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas on DVD. From time to time they will show them on t.v. but many times we have missed them, or they choose not to play them some years…….so I finally just got our own copies (they watch them throughout the yr. too).
Ok, I love these!! I had to share one of my favorite products that makes lunch making in the morning so much easier….and my kids love them!! They only buy lunch once a month (saving money + I like to pack ultra healthy choices), and this makes it a lot more fun. Rubbermaid lunch blox are on sale quite often, so when I catch a good one I have bought quite a few (I use them when I go to work as well for lunch, perfect for taking a snack and leftovers)