You know how I always think about food? This time of year, my obsession is worse. (This is something you didn’t think was possible.)
It’s like the falling leaves trigger a simultaneous cinnamon and turkey craving, which of course leads me to order 50 pounds of oats and 12 bags of chocolate chips. If this doesn’t make sense to you, I’m not sure I can find words to explain. I just love food. Holidays mean I have an excuse to do extra baking, which makes me very, very happy. It also makes me stock up on potatoes. Don’t try to understand me. Just nod and smile.
Pumpkin Pecan Pie Squares Recipe, part of this balanced holiday season
When I close my eyes at night, all I see is apples. This is because everywhere I turn in my kitchen, apples are taunting me with their, “I know you’ve already made applesauce and apple pie filling with 314 pounds of us this year, but when are you going to get around to turning me into a pie?” I’ve got two pumpkins and four butternut squash on my countertop right now, waiting to become pies, soup, and muffins. (You know you can switch pureed butternut squash out with pureed pumpkin and no one knows the difference, right? True fact.)
In my spare time, which of course is never, but if I happen to walk past my pantry to get the broom, I open the door to stare for a half-second at the beautiful contents within. Cocoa powder, next to a tall jar of sucanat, next to a container of sea salt, next to a jar of baking powder? Just think of the culinary possibilities.
You know me. I love the heat and sunshine in the summertime more than any other season. But if it’s going to turn chilly (and then frigid, thank you Nebraska), I figure I may as well start looking forward to the holiday pie, right? I can’t help it anyway, because here I am, gazing with longing at the vanilla and sweet potatoes. Summer with its salads and grilled veggies and cook-outs are awesome, but God is good to make fall and winter food just as exciting. Cheeseburger Soup is rocking my world right now, and I think it goes without saying that the smell of Pumpkin Bread is the definition of comfort.
What does all this mean? (Besides the fact that I love food.) All of this means that there are only 27 days until Thanksgiving and 53 days until Christmas. Bring on the holiday parties, delicious recipes, and joy with friends and family! Specifically, bring on the Honey Pecan Pie. Thank you very much.
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Leave a comment sharing what you love about this time of year! (Me? I love the food. My goodness, I believe I mentioned that already.) Grab these now while they are just a buck each!