This Thursday, I’m thinking about lots of random things. Like my recent trip to California. I’m still so happy I got to run the Dumbo Double Dare with my cousin and good friend, and experience Disneyland for the first time. And eat lots of delicious food.
I was watching the Walt Disney documentary on The American Experience on PBS (yes, I’m that kind of millennial) and it was really interesting to learn more about how Disneyland and all the movies, songs, and stories came to occupy the place in American culture that they do today. If there’s a word to describe Disney now, it’s ubiquitous. 60 years after Disneyland opened, I don’t think a kid in America grows up without knowing about Disney, whether their family enjoys or dislikes it.
You know what else is ubiquitous? Pumpkin. I’m not complaining. From Cinderella’s coach to grocery store shelves and farmer’s markets, it’s September and pumpkin is everywhere. I’m still holding on to summer, and it isn’t very hard because it was so hot in San Diego last week and it’s in the 80s in Connecticut right now. But when I do admit that it’s autumn, I have a lot of old favorites and new treats to try.
I’ve had the pumpkin ice cream, but I’m excited to try out the pumpkin spice peanut butter and the pumpkin goat cheese. And also to whip up my favorite pumpkin treats, like my Pumpkin Muffins and Pumpkin Pouffle. And when I open that can of pumpkin to make some of these and have leftovers to spare, I’ll turn to my Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cake for breakfasts!
Before I go too pumpkin crazy, I’ve been experimenting with a few other new recipes that I’m planning to share throughout the rest of the month. If you like peanut butter, dark chocolate, confetti cake, or any combination of the three, stay tuned.
What are you thinking about this Thursday?
Do you go pumpkin crazy in the autumn?
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