Monday, October 26, 2009

gourmet any time of day

-Being inspired by a friend from high school to bake pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese icing. I'm craving all things autumnal right now (can't you tell??), and these are delicious! Sadly, there's no pumkin pie filling to be found anywhere on this wee island, so I had to go old-school, and chop one up, roast it, scoop out the yumminess and blend it all up into a puree. A fair bit of work, but completely worth it. They were so yummy that I just devoured two before going to church last night in place of dinner. Not the healthiest option at all, but there's nothing wrong with a little indulgence every now and then. I'm willing myself not to eat some more for breakfast...pumkin's a vegetable, right?? Ha!
-Receiving the last ever Gourmet magazine in the mail from my mom. Sadly, they're being shut down due to lack of funds and so this Thanksgiving one is their last print. It was really thoughful to have it sent to me. I'm going to try and do some of the recipes justice.

-Waking up to birds singing and chattering on the roof.


Aimee said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe you did the whole roasting a pumpkin thing! I wouldn't even know where to start. Yours look so yummy too, what did you sprinkle on the top? Is that nutmeg or cinnamon?

Whitney said...

It wasn't too painful, and thankfully produced the same results. I decided in the time I spent searching for canned pumkin all around Belfast, I could've made gallons of pumkin puree! I grated a bit of nutmeg on top.