Cherished Readers: I have been remiss. I named this blog The Cranky Pumpkin, but have I blogged about pumpkins this fall? No, I have not. I am a terrible person. You probably think I don't even like pumpkins. If so, you are right: I don't like pumpkins; I love/adore/and/worship pumpkins! Pumpkins are by far my favoritest gourd-like squash! (Everyone needs a favorite gourd-like squash. What's yours?)
I try to restrain my love for pumpkins during the spring and summer. But during the autumn? I fully embrace my obsession with those beautiful, orange, round-with-a-glorious-hard-outer-shell vegetables! And so, without further ado, I give you The Cranky Pumpkin's 2011 Pumpkin Round-Up:
My pumpkin-boingy novetly headband. There must be an official name for these headbands - but I have no idea what it is. But I do know that if you wear this headband to the grocery store, you will make at least 10 adults smile.
Glorious pumpkins and a pumpkin doormat by the front door. Although Halloween is over (boo), I have issued an Executive Order allowing the doormat to stay until November 7th.
A Jack-O-Lantern pen that lights up. Sadly, I just packed the pen away with the Halloween decorations. I would happily use it all year; but a grown woman using a Jack-O-Lantern pen in February just makes everyone uncomfortable.
Pumpkin-scented candle, miniature pumpkins, pumpkin ale and an old-school Jack-O-Lantern bowl/container/thing. The pumpkin ale is very tasty. But, if I'm going to be honest, I bought the ale for the label. I have a thing for labels, and a thing for pumpkins; so I was powerless when I saw the beer bottles with pumpkin labels.
Pumpkin pancakes. From a restaurant. Because although I am actually a pretty good cook, I fail in the Pancake Department.
Canned pumpkin for some fall baking...