Day One: Pumpkin Pancakes
Day Two: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
These are always a staple in the fall months. Just mix one spice cake mix and one 15 oz can of pumpkin, a cup of choc chips (or the whole bag....) and bake at 350 for 20 min. Voila!
Day Three: Pumpkin Chili
(never home) maker. It made enough for left overs and I think I want them for dinner tonight. But what to make husband?
Day Four: Pumpkin Ice cream
this recipe from a Parisian man. It was yummy, but next time I will cut the ginger in half. It was a little overpowering for my taste.
Day Five: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tarts
this recipe for pumpkin cream cheese wontons, but I'm trying to be frugal in this whole project, so, I had pie crust on hand and not wonton wrappers, so, I used my cookie cutters and made little pumpkins, filled them with the filling, and baked them. I also used a can of boiled sweetened condensed milk in lieu of melting down Kraft caramels. Again, frugality.
Day Six: Pumpkin Curry Soup
2 Tbs butter
1 c onion
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 1/2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
3 c chicken broth
15 oz or 1 can canned pumpkin
12 oz or 1 can evaporated milk
Melt the butter in a saucepan and add onion and garlic. Cook 2-3 min until tender. Add spices and cook one min. Add broth and pumpkin and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15-20 min. Stir in evaporated milk. *Transfer to a blender in batches and blend until smooth. *I puree the garlic and onion in a food processor before cooking them. (Still cook in the butter 1-2 min) This eliminates the need for the blender after, and I puree onions always for Spencer.
Day Seven: Pumpkin Blondies
this recipe from Sunny Side up in San Diego. The only issue I had was that even in a 9x13 pan, they were so thick they didn't cook all the way through. Next time, I'd either increase the cooking temperature or use two 8x10 pans. They were really good though, after zapping them in the microwave for a few seconds. The microwave cooks from the inside out, you see. A simple solution for done outsides and not done insides.
I had leftover pumpkin ice cream and caramel sauce on mine, trying to recreate the Blondie at Applebees but with a pumpkin flair. It was waaaaaaay too much. I ate like two bites.
Spencer was smarter and just had vanilla ice cream on top of his. I ate four bites of his.
Day Eight: Pumpkin Parfaits
the recipe I used called for gingersnaps and whipped cream, but I had oreos and coolwhip. I didn't eat mine till the next day and the oreos had soaked up some of the pumpkin custard...oooh it was yummy.
The lemon meringue ones turned out cute though!
Day Nine: Pumpkin Buttons
Day Ten: Pumpkin Caramel Apples
Paper, Plate, and Plane, a blog I follow. Her recipe, however, didn't have any actual pumpkin in it. So, I made a pumpkin caramel sauce with a can of sweetened condensed milk, boiled, about two tablespoons pumpkin, and some cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. I didn't have the cinnamon sticks for the stem though, so, lower cuteness factor. They were yummy. What's planned for Day 11, you ask? Pumpkin Snickerdoodles. More pumpkin, and blogging in general, to come. Stay tuned. Ps. Sorry about the formatting. It keeps overriding my HTML.