Day 25: Pumpkin Pesto Wheels
Foodalogue. I would totes make them again with said pasta, which is coming later, hold on.
Day 26: Pumpkin Quesadillas
Day 27: Pumpkin Pasta
Italian Cooking Made Easy and is reminiscent of a Williams Sonoma recipe, apparently. I only had half a can of pumpkin and didn't want to go to the store, so I chanced it. I think it was the perfect amount! A full can would've been overpowering. It was really good with our leftover pumpkin wheels. And yes, if you're thinking that we eat on the couch a lot, we do. We'll eat at the table when we have kids.
Day 28: Pumpkin Roll
Libby's. I took some to our neighbors because I always cut mine in half. They make great neighbor gifts. Last year my grandma and I made like 60 for our neighbors after my pee-in-a-cup debacle. Good times. We're planning another insane day of baking with my mom and new sis.
Day 29: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
here. Don't worry sis, this picture, it's totally a plate for you. I gave some to my daddy too and he was excited about them. Crap. We only have two left and I totally want one now.
Day 30: Pumpkin Emphanadas
Better Homes and Gardens and they don't call them emphandas but they so are.
Day 31: Pumpkin Creme Brulee
Better Homes and Gardens. We could be better at crystallizing the sugar, but it was fun.
So, I bet you're wondering, would I do it again? No. It was exhausting. I'd totally do it again for like a week. There are still some recipes I want to try, like Chocolate Drizzled Pumpkin Profiteroles, Pumpkin Cornbread, Pumpkin Magic Bars, and Pumpkin Macaroons. Plus recipes I so want to make again, like the chilli, the doughnut holes, and the whoopies. That's a week right there! I'm all set for next year.
What were our favorites? I'd say the top five are the doughnut holes, whoopies, chili, pasta, and dump cake.
How did I do it? I cut all of these recipes in half, or even fourths, like I do almost everything, and most everything turned out great. My neighbors and family got a lot of treats. My trusty Kitchenaid got A LOT of use, as did my dishwasher and measuring cups. I went through two bags of sugar, two bags of flour, three cartons of eggs, and four packages of butter. I'd say I used about 25 cans of pumpkin. I'm pretty sure I gained some weight too, but I haven't checked. ;) I'm glad I did it. It was really fun, even when I had to start baking at 11 at night. And we have a whoooole lot of yummy pumpkin recipes in our cookbook!