Wednesday, March 23, 2011

pumpkin chronicles?

Yesterday was Day of the Pumpkin at the Butterworth house!  It was kind of like Thanksgiving in March!

It started with pumpkin pie oatmeal for breakfast.  Sarah woke up with a slight sore throat, and this oatmeal is not only jam-packed with nutrition, but I figured the hot cereal would soothe as well.  (I add a little bit of maple syrup to the recipe; the girls and I love it!)

But the pumpkin oatmeal only uses part of a can of pumpkin puree.  So I thought an afternoon treat was in order--pumpkin spice lattes!  Oh, the girls went gaga over this.  I drank most of it, but both of them loved what I let them drink (I used vanilla almond milk so that Natalie could partake.  Boy, was she thrilled with her special drink!).

But I still had leftover pumpkin!  And I'll be honest--I really didn't want to cook supper last night.  Ever have one of those nights where you just don't want to?  I didn't have a good excuse--just wasn't in the mood.  But we have to eat, and since I hadn't had the foresight to defrost something it was looking like boxed mac and cheese was going to have to do it.  :-p  (Thankfully I got a SLAMMING deal on Annie's at Kroger last week!)

But I got to thinking.  Sometimes I can convince Nelson to make omelets when we do breakfast-for-supper.  And since I had pumpkin puree, I could make pumpkin waffles!  Yummy!

So that was how one can of pumpkin fed us three times yesterday.  We may all turn orange.  Won't we look like dedicated UT fans then?  ;) 


Tara said...

Pumpkin is awesome!! I love pumpkin oatmeal---we're having that tomorrow too. :)

Leah said...

I have a book...somewhere...that has all kinds of neat ways to include pumpkin, and I have tried many and loved them all. I am a huge fan of pumpkin!!

Rodriguez family said...

I LOVE pumpkin!