I was a pumpkin ‘fightin’–ha! or is that smash!

So I read on REDDIT about things Europeans don’t get about Americans.  I mean the same can be said for them as well but I am just an observer, passing no judgement.  So they made the comment -why do Americans do this crazy “pumpkin everything” when it comes to pumpkin season–NOW.

So though I am a person living in the US, I can look at this objectively.  It is kind of nutty.  My husband bought a pumpkin latte from MC Donald’s while we were on a day road trip.  Last year I bought up (as much as I can) the pumpkin sauce after the fall season and used it for months. And, — I just got the Trader Joe’s circular, which as you know (grab a copy next time) reads like a news paper and it is Pumpkin Pandemonium.  Here is the list.


Flyer Shopping List


Chocolate Mousse Pumpkins

Half Moon Cookies

Pumpkin Chai Spice Loaf


Harvest Blend Tea

Cold Pressed Pumpkin Harvest Juice

Pumpkin Spice Almond Beverage

Pumpkin Spice Chai

Pumpkin Spice Coffee

Pumpkin Spice Rooibos Tea

Spiced Cider


Chèvre with Honey

New Zealand Grass Fed Sharp Cheddar

Pumpkin Cream Cheese

Toscano Cheese with Cinnamon


Butternut Squash Parmigiana

Ginger Pumpkin Mini Mouthfuls

Julienned Root Vegetables

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin Macarons

Pumpkin Pie Mochi Ice Cream

Pumpkin Waffles

Sticky Pumpkin Cake


Autumnal Harvest Pasta Sauce and Zucchette Pasta

Baker Josef’s Flour

Beer Bread Mix

Blanched Almond Flour

Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup

Butternut Squash Soup

Fall Harvest Salsa

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Baking Mix

Herbes de Provence

Organic Blackstrap Molasses

Organic Canned Pumpkin

Organic Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark

Organic Pumpkin Toaster Pastries

Organic Sugar

Pecan Pumpkin Instant Oatmeal

Pumpkin Bread Mix

Pumpkin Butter

Joe’s Pumpkin O’s

Pumpkin Pancake & Waffle Mix

Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin Scone Mix

Pumpkin Spice Granola

This Pumpkin Walks Into A Bar…

Produce & Flowers

Chrysanthemum Bunches

Cut Butternut Squash

Jumbo Pomegranates

Organic Fuji Apples

Orange Pumpkins

Shaved Brussels Sprouts

Refrigerated Products

Apple Caramel Greek Yogurt

Chicken Breast Parmigiana

Nonfat Greek Pumpkin Yogurt

Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli

Kettle Cooked Chicken Soup

Pork Tenderloin

Pumpkin Rolls with Pumpkin Spice Icing

Pumpkin Vinaigrette

Spatchcocked Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Wine Country Chicken Salad

Snacks & Sweets

Belgian Chocolate Pumpkins

Boffo and Quasar Bars

Cuckoo for Coconuts

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramels

Ghosts & Bats Crispy Potato Snacks

Haunted House Kit

Petite Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pita Crisps with Cranberries & Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Biscotti

Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps

Pumpkin Joe Joe’s

Pumpkin Panettone

Pumpkin Soup Crackers

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn

Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Tortilla Chips

Sacha Inchi Seeds

Whole Raw Cashews

Supplements & Such

Pumpkin Body Butter

Pumpkin Flavored Dog Treats

Wine & Beer

Big Churn Chardonnay

Chariot Gypsy Red

Dearly Beloved I Thee Red

Eris 2014 Carneros Estate Chardonnay

Green Fog Organic IPA

Moon X Black Pinot Noir

TJ’s Reserve Meritage Mendocino County


So are we pumpkin crazy?

No.  Just crazy about food.  I guess it is like getting all the food made with nuts (any type) together and showcasing.  I admit that it is a little much but it keeps things interesting, fun and is something to look forward to.

If you like the pumpkin craze, embrace it!!


Interesting “pumpkin” news


Interesting “pumpkin” news 2


I just went pumpkin picking at an actual pumpkin patch–some were still attached to the ground.  Fun times with my buddy, my law mummy, my baby and my hubby.  So guess what I am making, Pumpkin Soup.

Pumpkin On!!!!


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