Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dreaming of fall...

I don't know about ya'll, but this heat is almost as depressing to me as Oklahoma in Mid January. I feel like the girls and I camp out most of the day inside with the AC, venturing out once or twice a day to avoid going stir crazy (and I never stop sweating the entire time we are out and about). This past spring we enjoyed almost daily walks, taking our jogger to the parks with Kyle on the weekends, and even taking a short stroll to the neighborhood pool. It now seems too hot even for the pool. Ick. And allow me to say, I hate to be one of those people who thinks the grass is greener no matter the season, and I do realize we choose to live in Oklahoma as opposed to say, LA or Colorado. But gosh how I wish I could transport a different climate to our great state right now. So in order to stay sane, I've started daydreaming about fall weather, the girls' first birthday (what?!), cardigans, and one of my top 10 favorite things in the world...PUMPKIN. And I'm talking about edible pumpkin (although I am looking forward to buying some for our front porch this year, pumpkin scented candles, and pictures of the girls with pumpkins. OH the picture possibilities!) Do any of you have foods that you would eat with just about anything? Bacon, avocado, cream cheese, and pumpkin all fall into this category for me. Some of my favorite pumpkin flavored dishes include pumpkin bars (a la my mom's recipe), pumpkin waffles, pumpkin dip served with nilla wafers, pumpkin cream cheese muffins, pumpkin cookies with cream cheese icing, and perhaps this delicious recipe I discovered today...

Pumpkin Pie cupcakes with graham cracker bottom

Recipe here.

Word of warning: this looks like quite an intense recipe. You actually have to bake the frosting because it is basically pumpkin pie in frosting form on a vanilla cupcake with graham cracker on the bottom. I'm thinking it sounds totally worth it; alas, this may just be a recipe for those passionate about pumpkin (me).

I realize I could whip up any of these recipes year round, but it somehow only seems right to make these post September. 

But I'm greatly considering breaking this rule, eating my pumpkin cupcake on the back patio, and pretending a cool 70 degree breeze is blowing through my sweat-soaked hair...



  1. I seriously love everything pumpkin.

  2. Summer is definitely my favorite season but right now I am with you. I am just exhausted by this heat! Westin and I stay inside as much as possible and can't really play outside until around 6:30 or 7 at night. But when we do go run errands or play outside I pay for it all day because I can never cool off again. Haha!