Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dear Pumpkin

Hey, Pumpkin. It is the time of year when you become a trendy food ingredient. Pie. Soup. Casserole. Beer. Bread. Coffee.

Stop it.

You are not food. You are a decoration.

People pretend to like you to get closer to the whipped cream.
Notice they only like you when you are seasoned and in a pie. I will not be moved. You are not a food to these people, you are a vessel for their cinnamon and nutmeg lust. You are a delivery system for spices.

Here are the things you are good at: Being carved and placed out front of people's houses till you rot. Being shot out of a cannon. Being the head for the scarecrows around the world. Stick to what you are good at. There is no shame in it. We all have our roles.

OK glad to get that off my chest

Here is another thing that confuses me about this season. The ushering in of cornucopias. You know what I'm talking about right? The baskets that you make centerpieces that have stuff spilling out of them. I mean what is the point of a basket if it won't even hold its contents?

Here is a picture of said basket not holding it's contents.

I do love Thanksgiving however, I love all the food and family. My mom always whips up a bunch of deliciousness. It feels like when I was a kid. Which I always like to be reminded of.


  1. ha ha ha you are a hoot!!! okay first of all, how can you hate the pumpkin?!!! I have a LOVE for all pumpkin foods. It's soooo yummy!!! C'mon now. But I DO agree with you about the cornucopias...i just think they're cheesy looking. ;)

  2. Carrie Carrie Carrie! You always make me laugh. I'm so glad you are back to blogging. So when ya coming to see me??

  3. Sara, the only reason you like pumpkin stuff is bc of the spices. That does not count. :)

    Jaimi call me would love to see you!

  4. You have obviously not tried my pumpkin muffins. Sure, it has other ingredients (just two), but really, aren't there a lot of foods that taste yummy when put with other ingredients? I do eat the pumpkin muffins all year long too (unless there is a shortage of pumpkin...). Making some tomorrow in fact. :)

  5. Regardless of if you like pumpkin or not, the fact is that it is a superfood and is indeed very good for mankind to consume :) So there! ;)


  7. Joy, glad to hear you are a superfood eater. Have you seen the list of superfoods though? Not impressed!!! :)
    Reba. Bring me your muffins to try. I bet they taste like the spices more than the pumpkin!

  8. I'm so glad you're back! I missed your funny rants! Ahh, to be in your head for one day. :)

  9. hilarious. just made my night! Cornucopias...just because it rhymes with "utopia" doesn't mean we should showcase them in the middle of our tables. haha.

  10. Did i help spur on this post because of my pumpkin pancake recipe i shared on FB??? :)