Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Toast To All Things Pumpkin!

Pumpkin Mug
October is National Pumpkin Month, October 26 is National Pumpkin Day & since we're in the last week of the month, it's our last change to make a toast to all things pumpkin. So raise your cups everyone!

We are about to say goodbye 
to October and say hello to November. I for one wish it didn't have to go yet. I just love seeing all the jack-o-lanterns all lit up. Even though pumpkins are still part of the Thanksgiving season in November, it's the end of National Pumpkin Month for October. So this post is in honor of the pumpkin.

As I mentioned on my website... The pumpkin is very versitile. We enjoy growing them in our gardens, we paint and decorate them, we carve them and we enjoy their ornimental fashions in our yards. We cook pumpkin soup, we bake them in the over and eat along side other meat and veggies, we even make sweet pies and pastries with them. We treat ourselves with roasted pumpkin seeds too. We play games with pumpkins and we place pumpkin on our porches and in our window sills. Why we even drink pumpkin spice coffees and milkshakes too. What would the Fall Season be without it? So here's to you pumpkin. We toast you.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

  • 3 cups hot whole milk
  • 4 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 6 ounces double-strength brewed coffee
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened whipped cream
  • 3 pinches pumpkin pie spice
Combine the hot milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice in a blender; blend until frothy. Pour the mixture into 3 coffee mugs to about 2/3 full. Pour 2 ounces coffee into each mug. Garnish each mug with whipped topping and pumpkin pie spice. 

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

  • 1/3 C pumpkin, canned 
  • 1/4 – 1/2 C milk
  • 1/4 t vanilla
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/16 t cloves
  • 1/16 t nutmeg
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 2 C vanilla ice cream
  • 1-2 graham crackers

Mix everything all together and gradually add the milk to the thickness you want.
Nite Nite everyone, Pam

1 comment:

~~louise~~ said...

Fabulous post! You really do shine for Halloween!!!

Thanks for sharing, Pam:)


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