Pumpkin Risotto with Sage Roasted Chicken and a visit to Burt’s Farm in the North Georgia Mountains
Fall is definitely with us. The temperatures are beginning to cool off and the leaves are starting to change. It will soon be Halloween and then Thanksgiving and before you know it, it will be
icy and snowy and freezing cold Christmas! That’s what the stores are telling me anyway. Have you seen the Christmas decorations that showed up in August this year?!
Anyway, I am a happy camper (NOT!) to have Fall in our midst, however, I will miss all of the wonderful Summer produce (peaches!). When I think of Fall and Winter cooking, I think of squash, more squash and of course, pumpkins (and lots of them, too!).
I decided I
would get on with the program purchase a pumpkin to get into the swing of Fall, so I pulled Mr. Bunkycooks away from his college football game hard work this past weekend and we went for another On the Road with Bunkycooks adventure!
When you say the word “pumpkin,” you might as well say Burt’s Farm (although that’s two words) if you live anywhere near Dawsonville, Georgia.
This guy has more pumpkins than
he has sense you could ever want! They even have hayrides with singing pumpkins at this place and more useless stuff than you could ever imagine. I really need to go back and see the singing pumpkins…what was I thinking to miss that?!
If you are looking for decorations for Fall, Halloween or Thanksgiving including gourds, squashes or lots of pumpkins, you have definitely found your source (if you live anywhere near the North Georgia mountains).
Great post and so pretty! Love the combination!
Lovely risotto dish. Great flavor combinations.
Love anything and everything pumpkin in the Fall. Thanks for sharing this unique recipe. I would have never thought to put pumpkin in risotto.
I think I might be making this over the weekend. It sounds so good! And I loved seeing those pumpkin patches. It reminded me of my childhood! Thank you for sharing. I adore sage and chicken, so I knew this recipe was going to be a winner. Have a great day!
Woww !!! I have never seen so many pumpkins in my life!!! It is true that Halloween is not a big issue neither in France nor in Argentina…
The risotto looks great! I will make it even if we don’t celebrate Halloween…
Great patch, lovely pumpkins. This dish looks heavenly
I absolutely LOVE pumpkins in savory recipes! This sounds wonderful, and I can’t wait to try it!
Your pictures are so beautiful – they’re all exactly what I love about fall 🙂
I made a butternut squash last year and this made me think of it; perfect fall dish. Bet risotto is great with pumpkin too.
And WOW; what a farm and a funny collaboration of things to sell; thanks for the road trips…you know why!
Gwen: I want to go on these visits with you! You see and do the most interesting visits and write-ups. Just gorgeous all those brightly colored pumpkins and fall-related items.
On another note – I am so into risotto right now. Had the most amazing risotto about a month ago and now can’t get enough it. Thanks for sharing this pumpkin risotto. 😉
Christmas lights? No, too early. Those pumpkins look AWESOME! The season is upon us…great recipe.
Yes, Belinda! All kinds of Christmas decorations…wrapping paper, lights, ornaments. Too much too soon!
Thank you for the comment!
i made a similar dish with the butternut squash last year. Can’t wait to try your pumpkin risotto. We also made a pumpkin stew, cooking the stew in the oven in the pumpkin. Will be posting this later.
Lotsa pumpkin going around this time of year! I will be curious to see how the pumpkin stew turns out!
Beautiful gourds. And what a taste of fall with the recipes.
Thanks so much!
What a great recipe! Savory chicken and pumpkin is a great addition to the risotto. I’m not a big fan of risotto but this recipe makes it interesting enough for me to make an attempt to cook!
Risotto can be rich. I think that adding a few other ingredients helps to minimize the heaviness of the dish.
I hope you give this recipe a try.
What a great pumpkin farm ya’ll went to, love the photos. You are so creative with your recipes, risotto with pumpkin sounds good.
Ah, I love fall risottos like this! So comforting.
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Thank you for your comments!
This looks amazing – I adore risotto.
I can’t get over how cool that pumpkin farm is. Looks like it was a fun trip. Thanks for sharing!
i have never seen a pumpkin laid out like that before! They are gorgeous!
Lovely photos! I adore autumn risottos with pumpkin and winter squashes. Great dish!
Love Burt’s Pumkin Patch! I used to take my boys there when they were little, though we haven’t been in years. Fun to combine the pumpkin trip with an apple picking trip too! The risotto sounds yummy, savory and comforting. I will definitely try it. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for leaving a comment. Burt’s is one of the larger pumpkin patches that I have seen. It would be fun to make a day of it with apple picking, especially for kids!
That is the most amazing pumpkin patch I have ever seen! I am totally jealous at this moment! And your risotto looks great too!
Thank you for your comment. Their pumpkin patch is pretty crazy!
Yumm, love the risotto. Christmas decorations in August? really, geesh. The pumpkin patch is so pretty, I wan to go there.
Thank you for your comment. Yes, unfortunately, I have seen several stores with Christmas stuff in August this year. It ruins the holiday when you start thinking about it in the Summer. Retailers really need to rethink that whole process.
BTW, the pumpkin patch is fun. I need to go back to see the singing pumpkins! 🙂
thanks for another great road trip – that sure would help me with getting into the fall spirit … what I like about this recipe Gwen is that it is not all pumpkin, I mean, I can only east just a few bites of pumpkin… great combination of flavors…
Thank you for commenting. I agree, too much pumpkin can overwhelm a dish. I like the textures and flavors with the chicken. It truly makes risotto a main dish meal.
Hey, come on up to GA and NC! I will be happy to take you on a road trip!
I love your pictures…..and what a great recipe! thanks!
Thank you, Shea.
OMG….that is pumpkin heaven…what a great farm! thanks so much for bringing us along on the visit! I love risotto, and have never thought of using pumpkin, other than pies I have to admit I rarely use pumpkin….that really should change.
Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Thanks for the comment. Pumpkin is wonderful in so many dishes, especially when it’s one of the few choices we have this time of year! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
This recipe is so good and so amazed about the pumpkin pictures
loved the post
Thank you for your comments.
I made risotto last night but with lemon zest and lotsa butter… It’s renewed by love for risotto and now I want to cook more! I’ll post about it in the next couple days 🙂
Risotto is delicious this time of year and there are so many great options to add to the basic recipe. I will look forward to seeing yours. 🙂
Great. Just great, Gwen. Perfect colors and a lovely recipe. And can I just say… Happy October 1st. What a beautiful kickoff!
Thanks so much! I can’t believe we are already into October, as of today. There will be lots more pumpkin to come!
What a fun day! And you got some wonderful pictures to go with it. OK… did you bring home the moonshine jelly?? Had to smile at that one, I’d be curious to taste it.
Thanks for the risotto recipe. We are fairly picky when it comes to risotto, but this one looks so good! I’m with you… I’m struggling to accept this arrival of fall as well.
Wow Bunky! Amazing photo. Totally deserving of top 9. Congratulations.
I actually do live near Dawsonville so I’ll have to make a little road trip. Burts looks great.
Great recipe too!
Yes, indeed! What a grand entree to October. Stunning photographs of your risotto and the pumpkin patch! Fantastic fall flavors – I love it!
Hey Bunky, wish I would have been on this pumpkin trip with you, looks like loads of fun! You are so right about the Publix buy, way more fun from the farm or pumpkin patch. Your risotto, well it looks super yummy and quite a delightful way to honor the season! Bravo on the photos, popping with color!
It’s official: You’ve officially put me into the mood for autumn. How can I resist with these “On the Road with Bunkycooks” series?!
Will tab this for when the weather gets a little cooler. :o)
Wow, that’s amazing. I’m glad our daughter didn’t see those pumpkins or we’d have had to bring a big one home! Your risotto looks incredible. It’s such a comfort food and I love pumpkin so it would be perfect for me.
We are flirting with fall here in VA- one day 68, the next day 80. Seeing pictures like this get me in the mood for picking apples and heading out to the pumpkin patch.
Pumpkin risotto waiting for me when I got home wouldn’t be bad either! Love the black truffle oil.