Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pumpkin Breakfasts

The season of Fall is undoubtably upon us. It is the time of scarves and boots, (some) changing leave colors and that crisp fall breeze. It's the time of Thanksgiving and family, of warm tea and snuggles in cafes, substituting iced for warm drinks and sunbathing for indoor reading.
And above all, it is the time of pumpkin. Pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin. Pumpkin everywhere, all day err'day.

You see it on all the Starbucks and Petes signs. In every aisle of Trader Joes. And the addition of pumpkin pie on every restaurant menu. It's so easy to see how consumerist our society is when Fall is primarily defined by the release of the Starbucks pumpkin latte...and apparently, we are consumers that all freaking love pumpkin.

It didn't take me *too* long to jump on this bandwagon. Especially when the cost of membership is a $1.99 can of pumpkin puree from Trader Joes.

But seriously, speaking of Trader Joes. If society is going through a pumpkin phase, then Trader Joes is the Istanbul of all things pumpkin. Every, single, thing in that store has a pumpkin twist. Pumpkin teas, pumpkin pancakes, I swear to god they have pumpkin flavored turkey too.

Not wanting to get TOO crazy, I just stuck with the puree. And it has gotten me very into the Fall spirit.

For now, I start my mornings with some greek yogurt + pumpkin + honey + cinnamon+ nutmeg. But there is so much more I want to do with my pumpkin! I am thinking...pumpkin+quinoa breakfasts...pumpkin on toast...the possibilities are endless. While I am always a summer spirit at heart, I'll admit that Fall has never tasted homier.

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