The 31 Days of Pumpkins

October 04, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

I absolutely adore fall - and all things fall. The falling leaves, the spectacular color, the apple cider, (and apple donuts!), caramel apples, and most importantly - Halloween and PUMPKINS! I'm not quite sure when the obsession started, really. But it's been around for a long time. 

 

This year I decided I want to have the "31 Days of Pumpkins" festivities. I'm not quite sure what this all encompasses, since I just thought it up on the spur of the moment. But I do know that every day must include a pumpkin. My original thought was to buy a pumpkin every day this month, but as s single mom with limited funds, my son pointed out that this seemed like a frivolous waste of money. He didn't say "frivolous" but I know that's what he meant. Waste of money, maybe, but delightful none the less. 

 

So for Day #1 there was a pumpkin. An actual pumpkin.

Day #1 also included some yummy pumpkin cookies and pumpkin bars that I sure meant to take a photo of, but dang it, they just leapt into my mouth too fast. They are seriously good. With frosting and everything. And the best part, I didn't make them. They were a gift. Twice. Yea!

 

Day #2 of the festivities brought me a pumpkin pie from McDonalds. Kind of lame, I know, but I was there in the drive-thru with previously mentioned son, getting him food, so I added on a pumpkin pie for me. I did take a photo of the box that I was going to post, but, um, the box doesn't actually say pumpkin pie on it, so you all might think I was faking you out. And I was driving, whilst shoveling pie into my mouth, so no photo of the actual pie itself. Maybe next time. I know there will be a next time.

 

Day #3 of the festivities brought one of my all-time favorite fall items: Pumpkin Coffee from Thorntons. Coffee is a new love of mine, which started out from a co-worker challenge. I was a Cherry Coke drinking girl. Ever since seeing Back to the Future in the theater in the 80's. Cherry Coke first thing in the morning and all day long. I thought coffee was disgusting and couldn't figure out why anyone in their right mind would drink the stuff. So my co-worker challenged me to "change my mind" about coffee and see if I could learn to like something I absolutely detested. Swap the cola for the coffee. I know, not really a much better choice, but what the heck - I was determined to prove him wrong. Dang it if I didn't develop cravings for the strange taste of coffee after three days. So in case you didn't believe it, it is possible to change your mind about something you think you can't stand. It really does work. I'm proof. Anywho, love me my pumpkin coffee from the neighborhood gas station, and gotta love the 99 cent price for the huge cup of deliciousness. Oh! Day 3 also brought a spoonful of actual pumpkin pie with whipped cream after my diner dinner last night. Yummo.

 

Not sure what Day #4 is going to bring me yet. Luckily the sun is shining today!

 

 

 


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