Friday, November 4, 2011

Pumpkins!

I seem to be on a pumpkin kick today. Yesterday afternoon, I baked a pumpkin and stored it in the fridge, knowing I'd probably be using all of it today. Sure enough, all I have left is enough pumpkin to try making a pumpkin spiced latte!

First I made muffins. The recipe made two dozen. They are very good but I think next time I'll cut the recipe in half and serve them as a dessert.


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins


And of course, I had to make pumpkin pie! I'm still testing recipes, trying to find one that we love. We've tried a few that we've liked and a couple that were nasty, but haven't found the perfect recipe yet. Hopefully this one will be the winner.


Tofu Pumpkin Pie


Today hasn't been all about baking. I also made a new dish for lunch - Basil Garlic Linguine. Even hubby liked it and he typically prefers expensive jarred sauces. I altered the recipe a bit, sauteeing the garlic and heating up the entire sauce. Then I stirred in the basil right before serving. Yummy! Definitely a keeper.

Tonight I'm trying this recipe for Mushroom and Rice Cheezy-Q's. I'm so glad tomorrow is Sabbath and I'll have a day off from all of the dishes!

The best part of it? I still have these beauties to bake into something yummy!

3 comments:

Sweet .n. Simple said...

OH the PuMpKiN pie recipe... I have got to get that posted. It's the best:) Your tofu one looks beautiful tho- I hope it was YuMmY.

Naomi said...

I'm about ready to start my pumpkin baking, too! I found a really good tofu pumpkin pie recipe a few years ago. It really didn't taste differently or have a different texture than any other pumpkin pie. I'll see if I can find it...

I owe you an email... :-)

Lillian the Ponderer said...

Pumpkins aren't that easy to find here after the pumpkin holiday at the end of Oct - we don't have Thanks giving. I managed to find a small pumpkin shaped squash the other day and am going to make a soup and put it in the hollowed out bowl of the squash. Please report on how the pumpkin pie turns out I would love to try one if I can get hold of the elusive orange vegetable/fruit.