What is it about pumpkin that makes every female freak? I don’t know the answer but I do know that I am obsessed with pumpkin anything. Pumpkin beer, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin seeds – I’ll take it! In the spirit of fall/Halloween/pumpkin season, I thought I would put together some ideas on how you can incorporate a little more pumpkin in your life – don’t deny your love.
Carve out the pumpkin, throw in a highball glass, water and some flowers and you’re done! A pumpkin masterpiece! (Remember, EmSull? Hats off to her for giving me this fab idea!)
Pumpkin Name Placers
Pumpkin Beer (with a cinnamon sugar rim. obvi.)
Whenever I go to a bar in the fall, I always order pumpkin beer and have yet to be disappointed. HOWEVER, if you want the best of the bunch, pick yourself up a six-pack of Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale. To make it even tastier, coat the rim of your pint glass with a mix of cinnamon and sugar and enjoy!
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
While you’re carving your jack-o-lantern save the seeds, throw them in a pan and toast those bad boys! Official instructions here.
Dinner Party Decor
Recipe here. I have all the ingredients for these and plan to make them this weekend! So excited!
Pumpkin Chips (yes, they really DO exist!)
I recommend you purchase these at your local Whole Foods (or health food store) ASAP. They are out-of-this-world.
Are you tired of looking at orange yet? Or are you on your way to get a pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks now? Lucky for us (assuming everyone reading this is on the same page), pumpkins have health benefits! Pumpkins provide vitamin A and fiber, while also improving your vision, heart health and skin. I’ll drink to that!
Do you have any good pumpkin recipes? I’d love some more ideas!