It’s Friday! Not only am I excited for the weekend to spend time with Mike and my Nugget, but I’m hitting up the first brick and mortar Think Geek store today for their grand opening! I cannot wait to drop Nugget at school and go straight there.
The prompt for this week’s 5 Fandom Friday is Pumpkin Items I Cannot Wait to Purchase, but I’m going to go with 5 Favorite Pumpkin Items. I love all things pumpkin and long for the fall season just to eat this delicious squash, so I had a hard time narrowing down all of the pumpkin goodness I cannot wait for – most specifically to eat.
Long before I hit up SBux for a PSL, I need a pumpkin pancake. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day (assuming it contains tasty goodies like pumpkin pancakes) and pumpkin pancakes are my favorite kind of pancake. It’s usually my first pumpkin treat of the season.
A pumpkin list is not complete if it doesn’t include pie. Pumpkin pie with an unnecessarily large amount of whipped cream on top is my go-to Fall dessert. I could probably eat an entire pie if left to my own devices. Also, Thanksgiving is just not Thanksgiving unless there’s a pumpkin pie around.
While I love sweet pumpkin, I also like it in savory dishes as well. I made this insanely delicious pumpkin coconut curry last week and it’s now on a weekly rotation until I decide otherwise. It was that good.
These little powerhouses of goodness are a must have on Halloween night for me. Since we live in Florida, we don’t get to carve our pumpkins until the day before (or of) Halloween because they rot in about 24-48 hours thanks to the heat. Every year after carving the pumpkins, I roast up a batch of delicious seeds. They’re also usually gone within 24-48 hours 😉
Pumpkin Spice Latte
I really just like all of the pumpkin things at Starbucks. Of course the PSL gets #1, but I also love their pumpkin bread and whatever other Fall based goodies they want to serve me. Nothing says Fall is here quite like a PSL.
I had to throw a bonus 6th item in for a non-food thing. I love the smell of pumpkin and always stock up on pumpkin candles when they come out. I probably have at least 5 pumpkin candles out, ready to Fall up any room in the house.
Hope everyone has a great weekend! What’s your favorite pumpkin item?