A Plethora of Pumpkins

Now that I’ve written off pistachio nuts as an expensive and dangerous food (see my last post, The Power of the Pistachio), I’ve turned to my favorite fall food infatuation – pumpkin.  It’s everywhere and in everything (and thankfully it’s too soft to break my retainer).

I love to put fall decorations around my house as a clever ruse to trick myself into thinking the weather has changed.  Pumpkins are a big part of that ruse.  Of course I only have to walk to the mailbox to realize it’s still summer like here, but I take what I can get.

Pumpkin Pleasures

I poured myself a cup of coffee with pumpkin spice flavoring in it and then it dawned on me that I am surrounded by plenty of pumpkins.  With that in mind, I made a little contest for myself to see if I could gather ten pumpkins/pumpkin featured items in two minutes.  I was up for the challenge and surpassed my number by four.  Here’s my list:

  1. Basket of pumpkins
  2. Can of pumpkin
  3. Pumpkin shaped tea light holder with pumpkin candle in it
  4. Picture of Mia surrounded by pumpkins
  5. Pumpkin votive holder
  6. Yankee Candle, Pumpkin Patch scent
  7. Pumpkin shaped bowl of candy
  8. Pumpkin shaped bowl of candy again
  9. Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin soap by Bath and Body Works
  10. Pumpkin topped Pez dispenser
  11. Light Yoplait Pumpkin Pie yogurt
  12. Pumpkin muffin
  13. Pumpkin cake
  14. Pumpkin Spice Coffee-Mate

I guess you really could say that I have a plethora of pumpkins.  Go ahead, say it, it’s as much fun to say as it is to eat pumpkin pie (almost).

And if that weren’t enough about pumpkins, this picture of my daughter-in-law in a pumpkin patch picking out a pumpkin reveals that she truly is the perfect wife for my son.  Every year she searches for the perfectly shaped pumpkin and it becomes the butt of many jokes.  Can you see why she fits in our family so well?  I love her sense of humor.

This one’s perfect. It’s a pumpkin, butt…