It’s that time of year again, and everyone has gone pumpkin mad!
The Fall porch decorations are up: pumpkins and scarecrows and harvest wreaths.
Pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colour are available in every store. Craft pumpkins, glass pumpkins and light up pumpkins; scary pumpkins and arty pumpkins – the choice is overwhelming.
Fabulous gourds, colourful and gnarly.
The stores are full of pumpkin flavour.
Pumpkin soup and pumpkin bread. Pumpkins waffles and pancakes. Pumpkin ravioli and pumpkin cream cheese. Pumpkin scones and pumpkin oatmeal. Pumpkin spice coffee and tea.
If you can add a flavour to it, there is a pumpkin version for the season.
People stock up. In a couple of months the bread mixes and canned pumpkin will disappear, making their reappearance come next Fall all that more exciting!
Yesterday the 4yo and I tried one of the pumpkin bread mixes and made muffins. They are very tasty! I am beginning to understand the obsession with all things pumpkin :)
It’s a wonderful time of year, full of traditions and warm, tasty food.
As we begin the countdown to Thanksgiving, enjoying Halloween along the way, we will be crafting and decorating. Going for long walks and admiring the trees.
Soon, we will be crunching through leaves and preparing for snow.
It’s going to be good!