6 days to go.
IT’S NATIONAL PUMPKIN PIE DAY!
SP made a pumpkin pie with SPom’s help. We had fun.
Festal pumpkin cans have this recipe… So we just had to follow it.
We accidentally put in the whole 12 oz can of evaporated milk instead of just 8 oz. Made it really liquidy. We used some flour to thicken it back up. AK suggested we use non-evaporated milk to cancel it out.
A very liquidy pie goes into the oven. Had to watch out for sloshing.
This rose and fell quite poetically.
Then we got to have it for breakfast today!
Tomorrow is National Candy Cane Day.
We don’t want to believe it but
IT’S NATIONAL PIE DAY AND NATIONAL EAT A RED APPLE DAY!
Pie Day, PI DAY, was on March 14th. It’s not okay to claim this false idol. But we’ve come around to it, being that we don’t mind being asked to eat pie multiple times within a week (see Bavarian Cream and Lemon Cream in the last 4 days), let alone within a year. To give ourselves a bit of variety from the pies we’ve had recently, we got these little miniature pies from Target.
Cute, right? Shoulda used a quarter for scale…
Also, seriously, who bakes a pumpkin pie with a top crust? Old Fashioned does, we suppose…
Anyway, Eat a Red Apple Day was easy. There’s one of these in SP‘s lunch every day of the year! Thank goodness for apples that can survive winter.
Tomorrow is National Fritters Day!
Can you believe it? 300?!
IT’S NATIONAL PUMPKIN DAY AND NATIONAL MINCE MEAT DAY!
Mince meat isn’t really meat. Well, it was at one point. Some recipes for it contain beef suet, a.k.a. beef lard. But it used to be a pie filling of mutton or beef with the suet to help bind it into a filling. Add some dried fruits like prunes and raisins, and you’ve got a mince meat. This is coming from the same group that calls non-pudding things “puddings.”
You read that right: 190 calories for 1/3 cup.
You can use it to top ice cream or make a pie out of. We were going to make the recipe on the side of the jar, but ran out of time, so we had it with our pumpkin bars.
The only ingredients you need for these pumpkin bars.
Mix them well together.
Pour into a pan (here is 9×9) and bake at 350 for 35 minutes
Squishy, tasty, and lots of great pumpkin flavor from actual pumpkin.
We were surprised pumpkin day was not October 31, but we’re happy to celebrate regardless. Unfortunately, our plans to carve our Halloween punkins aren’t until Saturday… but we’ll post pictures on 10/31.
Tomorrow is National American Beer Day.
Yet another cheesecake!
IT’S NATIONAL PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE DAY!
This time in theme with all the Fall stuff going on. You thought we got Pumpkin out of the way when we did our frappuccino but no! And even more pumpkin on the way with Halloween around the corner.
So we ran into the local Von’s and grabbed one of these. You can tell the popularity of this stuff when it’s literally the first food item you see when you walk in the store.
Tomorrow is National Nut Day.
Hoore! Whaddya se?
IT’S NATIONAL FRAPPE
What even is a frappe? Since Starbucks unleashed the Frappuccino on the world, nobody can think of anything other than that one specific item. Apparently it came from Greece of all places. But who cares? Starbucks has the monopoly. So we had to give in.
Because our level of basic is off the charts for today, this is specifically a pumpkin spice frappuccino. If you want to pronounce it the same way, just try pronouncing it nasally without ever closing your lips. “Frappachinaa”
Tasty. But still coffee.
Tomorrow is National Fluffernutter Day and National Pierogi Day!