10/18/11

Pumpkin-ed Out Post

Image found here.
In case you didn't pick up on it, I like surfing food blogs. I collect recipes. No idea why, just love the thought of possibly making the item someday I guess. Though the odds of that are slim to none at the moment :)

Seems there are so many cooking blogs out there now compared to just a year or two ago. Some of them I really enjoy and find great recipes as well as stories. Others seem to pick up on a certain food that seems to be "popular" on other food blogs and use it to death. Take for instance "pumpkin". If I see one more pumpkin recipe, I'll choke, seriously! :(  How many versions of pumpkin pancakes can there be?

I like pumpkin as much as the next person in pies, breads, coffee cakes and so on. But lately the theme seems to be 'what can't you put pumpkin in?'. Squash is running a close second by the way. Followed by millions of "S'mores" concoctions on its heels. I disliked s'mores on Girl Scout camping trips and have no desire to return there, at least in this lifetime. Oh, remember the Nutella craze? Serious gag in the overkill dept.

While I admire the inventiveness of cooks, one hits the point of redundancy and that's where I am with all the pumpkin recipes. I don't even want to make the pumpkin cream cheese roll recipe (which is heavenly by the way) that I pull out only once every three to five years. Or my super easy pumpkin pie recipe with the incredible shiny, picture-perfect top.
Cinderella Pumpkin. Source.
I don't mean to be negative, I'm just truly pumpkin-ed out. I can't even be conned enticed into buying one of those cute Cinderella pumpkins for decoration! Nope. No way. Has anyone else noticed this or am I just whining to myself? (Which has been known to happen.)

It all makes me sort of dread the upcoming holidays. What ingredient will be the "blog star" in the coming months? Good grief...Christmas is just a little over nine weeks away!!

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Anonymous BellaKarma said...

A few months ago when we were eating nothing but PB toast and eggs, I had all the ingredients in the cupboard/freezer for a pumpkin pie -- except for one. I wanted a dessert so bad, but the price for that one ingredient I had to buy would get us a loaf of cheap bread. I finally gave in and made the pie. Best pie ever. But now I'm not craving it at all (and it's usually a staple at the holidays).

Oh! And I totally love how you picked up on the ingredient "blog star." It was especially fun to watch when everyone thought they discovered the CUPCAKE a while back. ;-)

10/25/11, 9:41 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

I don't suppose that ingredient would be the canned pumpkin or Eagle Brand sweetened condensed canned milk, would it? Those are two things that I keep an eye out for in grocery ads. I read that there was a shortage of pumpkins this year due to all the weather, so when I saw a can for $2.49 last month, I snapped it up. Also found the EB milk this summer at a small Mexican grocery for half the price of the big chain stores. Yeah, I did almost mention the cupcake craze...that got a little extreme didn't it? ;)

10/25/11, 12:27 PM  

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