It’s Pumpkin Everywhere…It Must Be Fall

pumpkinsIt used to be the only time you ate something pumpkin was at Thanksgiving. On a rare occasion, you might have also had it at Christmas, but if you did, chances are you were considered to be a little outside the norm in doing so. I mean pumpkin is for Thanksgiving, or at least it used to be. Now, it seems that pumpkin is in every food imaginable. If you like the taste of pumpkin, then you should be in heaven.

There are the usual offerings, such as pumpkin bread and muffins, but it has now moved on to pumpkin spice coffee at any number of coffee shops, as well as being available in your favorite individual pods and cups to making a whole coffee pot of the fall flavor. There are marketing campaigns that try to convince you that you have just been marking the days off the calendar just waiting for your favorite pumpkin coffee to come back to your coffee shop. I’m sure they sent you an email or text alerting you to the exact moment the coffee would return to the store. Right? And they will even sell you bags and pods of pumpkin coffee that you can make at home and it will taste just the same. Nope.

If that isn’t enough pumpkin for you, there are also pumpkin creamers by many different companies to make your coffee taste even more pumpkin. Each one tastes different, so the pumpkin fan will buy them all to find the one that it a perfect fit. It has invaded our breakfast cereals and toasted muffins. I actually saw  pumpkin shredded wheat and pumpkin O’s cereal along with pumpkin English muffins and bagels. Just imagine, you can spread your pumpkin cream cheese on your pumpkin bagel to complete your morning pumpkin fest. And did I mention soup? Search the internet and you can find pumpkin recipes for soups, butter, pudding and even waffles.  I’m sure you’ll find something that you like.

I will admit that in October, I usually buy one of the pumpkin cream cheese rolls that you can find in almost every grocery store. They are rather yummy with a cup of hot coffee after dinner. My son also likes pumpkin bread and I will make at least one batch from scratch. If he wants more, Pillsbury makes a great mix :). That treat usually carries us until Thanksgiving and the pumpkin pie still warm from the oven with lots of whipped cream to top it off. Yummy! As for the other things, I’m really not a fan. I’ve tried pumpkin coffee and didn’t like it. I finally tried pumpkin coffee creamer and it is okay, but once the bottle is gone, I will not buy it again. Honestly, most of the items made from pumpkin really don’t taste good to me, so I will stick to the original, pie, and occasionally branch out to bread…with warm butter. I can almost smell it. Oh well, off to make some. It’s September, but it’s not too soon, right?

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About lenalee91

Wife, mother, avid reader and maybe one day an author!!

Posted on September 18, 2016, in Life and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I do like sweet pumpkin pie. Don’t laugh, not made from the fresh stuff but from a can of Libby’s. I’m a food philistine I know.
    JP

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    • 🙂 JP, Libby’s is what I grew up with and I make my pie and bread from it every year. It’s never let me down. I will join you as a food philistine. I wouldn’t know what to do with a real pumpkin for cooking. I’m better at carving it and baking the seeds.

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  2. Being born on October 25, you’d think I’d love fall, and I do, its beautiful, but I’m most definitely a spring /summer lover. I decorate with pumpkins and gourds, and eat pumpkin pie, but cut it off there. Our food store has the pumpkin section of which you speak, and I will not eat pumpkin pancakes with pumpkin syrup!!!! But there everywhere ip here already.🎃🎃🎃

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    • I enjoy spring when everything is new and the flowers start blooming. I’m not a fan of the summer heat, but fall has always been my favourite. I just wish we could enjoy the season without all the food commercialization. I shudder at the thought of pumpkin syrup. Just yuck!!

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