As I write this, I am drinking a cup of coffee, which honestly isn’t very good, and eating a pumpkin spice bagel with pumpkin spice cream cheese, which makes up for the terrible coffee. A couple of weeks ago the grocery stores were inundated with pumpkin of all kinds – cookies, bagels, milk, pies, cream cheese, and even actual pumpkins. I went a little crazy and bought one of everything and have been in pumpkin heaven ever since.
Pumpkin is one of my favorite things. It signals the changing of the season from the languid days of summer to fiery days of fall. For a girl who grew up in Florida and has only experienced fall for the briefest periods during vacations to cooler climates, it is kind of crazy for this to be my favorite time of year, but it is. All of my favorite colors take the forefront in fashion, home décor becomes more vibrant, and my favorite foods are in abundance. Even those things you can get year-round like turkey taste better in the fall than in the summer or spring.
Just thinking about fall now is making me smile and making me crave some of the comfort foods of the season. There is a butternut squash soup I have been dying to try out, and the forecast looks a tad bit cooler this week. Looks like there may be soup in my near future. What foods do you think of with the arrival of fall?
- Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting (seacreatively.wordpress.com)
- 15 Sweet Pumpkin Recipes (formulamom.com)
- October and Pumpkin (downtosleep.wordpress.com)