O is for Pumpkin

pie.jpgI have Thanksgiving Fever baaaad. During my excursion to the grocery this morning (no school — Thank you Colombus!), I discovered a fabulous new dairy product: Pumpkin Pie Flavored Yogurt! Can we say “YUMMERS”!! I did, several times, outloud! This spicy pie yogurt is sooo good that it inspired me to research pumpkin recipes, and I found several great ones to experiment with this week. (It also inspired me to buy a case of pumpkin-flavored yogurt, so if any of you want to try it, I’m your woman!)
I love all the colors and the festivity of harvest time, the way the cool air makes your cheeks rosy… The whole season just excites me to no end! And pumpkin carving–oooooooooooooohhh pumpkin carving, hollowing those beloved pumpkins! Hunks is coming to visit in a couple weeks and we’re planning an Autumnal Celebration! (Read: We’re going to eat all of the leftover pumpkin products from my experiments this week, carve carefully selected orange squashes… and sing Halloween songs! He doesn’t know about that last part yet…) I wonder if the leaves are going to change here in Norcal. They haven’t yet, and I’m becoming quite concerned. Will I survive in a climate that lacks the vibrant foliage transformation?! How will I live without that pleasant crunch of dry leaves beneath my sneaks?! If those of you living in places where the leaves still change could start sending me some of those rare specimens, maybe I can pretend that I’m not so far away from the beautiful East Coast. I’ll even send you a Autumnal-themed, pumpkin-flavored treat in return!


  1. Carrie · October 14, 2003

    Isn’t it weird to have such different (more favorable!) weather? The pumpkin yogurt sounds very intriguing! I have been visiting our various different groceries in search of new and exciting food products as well. I get especially excited about weird salad dressings. Also in the fridge to try – indian flavored tofu, thai lime marinade, peach salsa, and roasted pepper hummus! lup lup lup. We have all these natural foods stores here (for all the neo-hippy/yuppy/organic food people) that have all these things that upstate NY has never seen! Ding!

    The most interesting thing about halloween here will be that you can actually wear a hot costume and not be freezing to death! Remember at yours and Hansi’s halloween party we all had the hot costumes but had to wear WINTER JACKETS over them?! WHATEVER! I also had to wear long johns with the Sailor Moon outfit. Can we say NOT ATTRACTIVE! Just imagine, now we will be able to sport the sex-ay costumes without freezing our butts off! So even though there are no crunching leaves, you will be able to wear a bandana shirt with pride 🙂

    I hope you are having a halloween party because a Halloween without a Shira party just isn’t right! I will be there in spirit for the donut-on-a-string eating contest (as long as it’s not white powdered donuts! chocolate is so much better!).

    I just realized I might be getting trick-or-treaters this year. Yikes. I better start racking my brain for some treat (or trick!) ideas 🙂 Talk to you soon sister chrom!

  2. Caitlin K · October 21, 2003

    Hope you had a wonderful time with “Hunk” and that he enjoyed your “autumnal celebration”. Hope to talk to you on the phone when I get back from Cancun!! miss you tons!!!