I’m a little crazy over pumpkins. I have to work really hard to resist buying anything and everything pumpkin related. Stoneware, embroidery patterns, pumpkin flavored pasta, that evil pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks.
You guys, I buy one of those lattes every year and I think they are gross. To me they taste like bologna and Play-Doh. And I still buy one every year. I have a problem.
So, I was very proud of myself when I came home from the Farm to Family market with only four pumpkins. It took me 15 minutes to decide which ones to take home. I wanted them all!
In the end I chose three pumpkins that could be used for cooking, and only one that was purely decorative and more traditional. That one was for T. I pick the crazy knobby, warty, veined, weirdo ones over the traditional orange every time.
In the coming months I look forward to enjoying my pumpkins in a couple of ways.
- Just staring at them. It makes me happy to enjoy them sitting around my house looking pretty.
- Cooking them. I’m excited to try some new recipes and see what kind of results I get. You’ll get to see if I totally wreck them, or actually make something tasty!
So, yeah. My name is Julie, and I’m obsessed with pumpkins. At least it is a seasonal love affair.