Autumn is here!
All the spices that go in pumpkin pie are my favorite spices of all time, and autumn is when we use them the most, so I love autumn! You can already see that there has been a change to the format of the blog to celebrate the autumness of the time.
I started getting excited about autumn when this picture was posted on Kate's blog. It just looked so absolutely spectacularly autumn that the only thing to do was to get excited about the fabulous time of year. I've already made pumpkin bread pudding and they have pumpkin pie ice cream at Maverick, but just in case you don't have a handy Maverick nearby, you can go get Edy's Pumpkin Ice Cream . I also made pumpkin bran muffins which were super good even though they didn't really taste like pumpkin. It seems like I've made more autumn things lately but I can't for the life of me remember what they were. I think I'm going to make pumpkin bread though within the next couple of days when I get the chance. I also plan on cooking up some beef stew this week and I'd like to make some lentil soup sometime too.
Autumn is all so nice--all the fall smells of the dying leaves (not super happy if you think about what's coming up), raking the leaves and then the smell of burning them, and all the rest of the things that go along with autumn.
To celebrate autumn and the holiday that's coming up we had FHE with some friends and carved pumpkins! We did one that looks like Ironman and it just looks so awesome. Jordan and I both cleaned out the pumpkin, and then Jordan had the Ironman idea and I drew the outline of his face from a picture online and then we just taped it on the pumpkin and made it happen! We think it looks super awesome and I'm super glad Jordan had such a great idea!
We also baked pumpkin seeds which turned out better than Jordan and I have ever made them! It's because Katie (the the girl in the middle) pretty much did the whole thing and made sure not to burn them (that's always our problem). They tasted oh so good and I've been eating them all day at school!