Of the few things that have my undying (if inexplicable) love, pumpkins are near the top. They’re just the best. I love picking them up and feeling how surprisingly heavy they are. I love putting my ear against them and knocking to hear that deep, hollow donk donk. I love feeling the little bumps and imperfections on their skin, and examining them for inconsistencies of color so I know which side sat on the ground while the rest took on sunlight to turn that warm, sometimes dusty, sometimes vibrant shade of orange. No two are exactly alike. Pumpkins might be the friendliest squash/plant/food/inanimate object on the planet. I want to hug them all. I want to touch them and make faces. Want to live on a pumpkin patch, eat pumpkin pie, and name all the pumpkins everywhere for the rest of my life. October is my favorite month, Halloween is my favorite holiday, pumpkins are my favorite everything else (sorry Boyfriend).
So HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT PUMPKIN PANCAKES?!! I’ve completely dropped the ball here. There are so many ways to enjoy pumpkins (mostly by eating them). Time to investigate!
INVESTIGATION SUCCESSFUL!! Holy shit, look at all the pumpkin recipes out there! I might actually have to learn how to cook shit, because some of these sound amazing:
Pumpkin Cheesecake– I don’t see how this could possibly go wrong.
Pumpkin Chili– This might be for believers only.
Creamy Pumpkin Soup– This is a no-brainer. If butternut squash can be made into soup…
Pumpkin Stew– Get this: you put the soup ingredients in the hollowed-out pumpkin, and bake the whole thing for two hours. Then you serve it in the pumpkin, which would presumably then smile at you throughout the meal for being such a mad genius, and turning its body into an edible cauldron. WIN.
Grilled Pumpkin– So simple! Why didn’t I think of this?!
Pumpkin Beer– Ok, so I’ve tried this, and it was gross, but I have faith that out there somewhere is a delicious version of the funk-in-a-bottle I experienced.
Fried Pumpkin Blossoms– Eating the flowers before they get a chance to become pumpkins? Ludicrous! (but now I want to try it)
Pumpkin Cornbread– Ok well no shit this would be fucking delicious. It would just be a happier version of scrumptious cornbread.