Wednesday, August 25, 2010

You Wish

You lived at my house tonight. It was quite the night of feasting.

Note: None of this is "diet" food. It is a rare splurge. This splurge of madness is brought to you by....

Pumpkin! Oh pumpkin, how I have missed you. I haven't seen pumpkin in the store in...ohh 8 months or so. I missed it oh so much! I saw it in the store and had to get some! I may have gone a little overboard...

on second can never go overboard on pumpkin! Yum!

I LOVE fall. I don't think there's any better time of year. I love pumpkin, pumpkin spice lattes, cooler weather, changing leaves, the smell of the leaves, everything. I was so sad last year when I was in Florida all fall long and didn't get to really enjoy it. I'm so excited to go home in a few weeks to get married in the crisp New England fall!

We had a wonderful dinner brewing in the crock pot. Nothing like a big slab of beef after a hard day's work.
With green beans and stuffing. It was so good! We put some Garlic Gold and lemon juice on the green beans. It was a great citrus garlic mix.

And now, what better to do with pumpkin than to make one of my favorite pumpkin treats! I have never attempted making "gobs" but today seemed like the perfect day to try making something new and celebrate the return of pumpkin. Some of you may call them "whoopie pies" but where I'm from, they're called gobs! I found a recipe on and went at it!

The smell when I first opened the can make it feel like fall in 95 degree heat.

Pumpkin mixed with brown sugar. Nothing is better. I promise you. After it was all mixed, it's as easy as putting it down on a baking sheet. I really thought making them would be a lot more difficult. It was actually as easy as making cookies!

I whipped up some frosting (aka sugar, egg white, and shortening. Nothing I would normally ever try, but like I said, this is a splurge, a rare moment when I didn't replace white flour with spelt or wheat. I made everything as directed, not throwing in chia seeds or almond milk at all. Do not try this at home unless you want pure bliss for a minute or 2 of your life. Moderation!)

And the end result

Pure perfect pumpkin sweet goodness. I split half with fiance, packed up a bunch for him to take to work, froze a few and wrapped up 2 to keep in the fridge for us to snack on the rest of the week. If I didn't immediately freeze, I would have eaten them all in the next 2 days, no question.

Plan ahead for keeping yourself under control when making a full recipe of your favorite treat! I've made the mistake many times of having a full plate of cookies one day, and none the next. And this way, more people get to enjoy them later and we get some in a few weeks! Perfection.

So, do you wish you were at our house tonight now?


  1. OMG, those look so delicious! Totally going to try those! I love fall too, and I can't wait for it to start...this little northeast cold spell is quite a tease. Good luck with the last wedding push!!