September is upon us and pumpkin is popping up everywhere.
But I refuse, REFUSE I say to make any warm pumpkin in any way until my temperatures are below 100 degrees.
Yes your pumpkin oats looks absolutely delicious. Yes your pumpkin spiced coffee tempts me with its frothy creamy lather. And trust me those pumpkin pancakes topped with warm maple syrup make my mouth water. But no pumpkin, I will not fall to you just yet. (please ignore my previous post of my pumpkin hummus quesadilla. it was a moment of weakness.)
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Fall is truly the one thing I miss about living in Indiana. We had beautiful falls there. The changing of the leaves. The bright colors of the trees. The crunch of the fallen leaves under your feet. The slight cool breeze that requires only a small hoodie.
But alas I live in hot hot hot Arizona now where the season fall does not exist. So pumpkin you will just have to wait.
While everyone else I’m sure has enjoyed their warm pumpkin oats and gooey pumpkin pancakes for breakfast, I enjoyed something else. Something cool and refreshing and honestly quite fun!
I really apologize for the pictures. I was extremely lazy, I’m not even going to lie. Please check out Ashley’s if you want better ones because hers are of course amazing.
She actually makes hers overnight oats, but I made mine hot oats, either way I’m sure is delicious. In my oat mix was:
1/4 cup steel cut oats
1 scoop Tempt Vanilla Spice Protein
1 tbsp vanilla
dash of cinnamon
After my oats had cooked I started to assemble!
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Step 1: Place banana in bowl. Easy enough. So I thought.
Step 2: Pour oats over banana.
Step 3: Pour banana/cherry mixture over oats.
Step 4: Add what ever banana split toppings you want!
As are all her recipes, this was very tasty. I’m pretty much obsessed with bananas. And oats. So…this as really going to be a win win for me to begin with. I wasn’t that worried. And again. It was from Ashley. She hasn’t let me down yet.
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So while my oats were cooking I was busy doing something else.
MY KEURIG CAME!
If you didn’t read my previous post I had one delivered about 2 weeks ago and it was stolen off my patio! I made sure to stalk the FedEx guy this time around.
And it came just in time. Yesterday I went to make a small pot of coffee in my french press and came back to a huge mess.
But look at my beautiful new Keurig in all it’s glory. I spent about 10 minutes just trying to get the thing out of the box! Thankfully I was the only one home and the pup was the only one who got to witness my struggle and fight with the box. The box almost won. But alas.
I feel kind of bad for my coffee pot, the Keurig can be kind of a scary neighbor.
So that’s that. I’m on a pumpkin strike. But with all the tasty posts going up, I don’t know how long I will last. I still have half a case of pumpkin laying around after all. And sometimes when I walk past it, I feel it’s stare.
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Have you started cooking with pumpkin yet?
What is your favorite pumpkin recipe?