Itâ€™s almost Halloween and fall is definitely here â€“ more for some areas of the country than others! No matter where you live or where you camp, itâ€™s a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors. During the fall, campfires really do keep you warm, those hot meals seem even better, the trees are beautiful and you can experience some unbelievable sunrises and sunsets.
Fall is also a great time to enjoy seasonal foods. Pumpkin makes its appearance every fall in some great recipes, plus itâ€™s healthy and a great way to keep campers happy and satisfied. Get creative with recipes, whether itâ€™s Halloween-themed Sâ€™mores, pumpkin muffins or roasted vegetables.
Lots of campgrounds, including Gettysburg Battlefield Resort have Halloween-themed weekends with contests, trick-or-treating and great activities for the whole family. These weekends are safe ways to enjoy Halloween and make it an experience that includes the whole family â€“ and its fun.
If youâ€™re looking for some fun fall recipes, try out this Pumpkin Bread that is perfect to make and bring along on a camping trip.
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour two 8.5 x 4 x 2.5 inch pans.
Combine pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water, vanilla and sugar in a bowl and use a stand mixer or electric mixer to blend until well mixed.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice until well combined. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Then pour the batter into the prepared pans.
Bake in preheated oven for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Enjoy!