Since it’s October, I though I’d share a few of my favorite pumpkin things.
Fear not, I have not jumped on the pumpkin bandwagon.
Pumpkin spice lattes are NOT among my favorite things. If PSLs are your thing, I’m happy that you are happy.
However, I’ve tried the PSLs at Starbucks and the smell made me gag, while one sip brought me close to heaving. I’ve tried the same coffee drink made by two different local coffee shops — from scratch using quality ingredients — and while they didn’t make me want to retch, they were still odd and unsettling. I think I’ll stick with regular coffee.
That said, there are some good pumpkin things that need to be shared:
Salted caramel pumpkin buns. Grace made these a couple of weeks and holy hell are they GOOD.
Pumpkin in my oatmeal. Yum. Instead of sugar, I usually add some unsweetened applesauce. My breakfast just got that much more fabulous.
Pumpkin cheesecake. I’ve been making this recipe for 20-ish years. Once a year at Thanksgiving and that’s it. Not because it’s a difficult dessert to put together, but because for us, it signifies a special occasion and we’re content to let the dessert remain elusive and rare.
Still, it’s possible to go too far with pumpkin. Here’s a list of my favorite awful pumpkin-flavored things. I’ve tried a few of them and they are truly vile.
It’s decorative gourd season, motherfuckers. Every time I read this, I laugh almost to the point of wheezing. (FYI,LOTS of foul language.)
Also from the same website, if you mourn the end of pumpkin season, you’ll understand how this blogger feels.
Let’s talk about pumpkin. What are your thoughts on it?