Missy, here. Though it's still in the 70's around here, it's fall at the grocery store. And I just love when we can find pumpkin items and all kinds of limited editions products.
First, I've really been enjoying the Pumpkin Spice Latte at McDonald's (Micky D's is a lot closer to me than Starbucks--which has one I love as well). What a treat!
Oh! Sorry if this freaks anyone out. But I just saw a photo on my phone that reminded me to ask. Have y'all been over-run with spiders this fall? Oh my goodness, we have. I don't know what kind they are, but they spin a decent web. They look different from what we've had before that I called writing spiders.
I almost walked through this the other night to take out the dog...
Okay, sorry for the scary Halloween detour. :)
NOW, back to pumpkin items. :)
The one I've been most excited about is Thomas Pumpkin Spice bagels!
Notice that "Limited Edition." Well, last week, they were already gone! (sob) I should have bought the whole supply and frozen them. Now I know. Next year, I'll have a plan!
Toast them. And YUM. Look at the bits of pumpkin inside! My mouth is watering just remembering.
What goes perfectly with pumpkin? Why, plain cream cheese of course! The perfect fall breakfast.
And speaking of pumpkins (without the cream cheese), the youth group at our church sells pumpkins every year to make money for the mission trip and other activities. We bring in a huge semi truckload from New Mexico. The parents, kids and others in the church work every day during the month of October, selling them to the community. It's a lot of fun! Here's one small section from this year.
Oh, and one more favorite in the fall. Pumpkin bread or muffins (and yes, I usually use a mix). :) (Disclaimer--this is a photo from last year. We haven't made them yet this year.) Of course, my daughter had to add chocolate chips to a few of these. I'll heavily discourage that this year! Don't want chocolate in my pumpkin muffins!
So have y'all been partaking of seasonal items in the stores and restaurants?