Since it is October, I have been feeling like pumpkin or apple flavored anything. I even had my first pumpkin spice latte of the season the other morning (during my blissful preschool free-time).
I have been pretending that the weather is more brisk and fall-like than it really is. I don’t remember seventy degree days in October before and I am a little annoyed by it. The mornings where it is cool enough to wear a sweater have made me so happy.
So, despite the weather, I have been in the fall cooking mode.
This week I made homemade apple-pear sauce with organic apples and Asian pears from my in-laws trees.
Within the next few days I also made pumpkin smoothies and pumpkin bread.
It was so very yummy. For once I was really glad Duncan and Elizabeth don’t like pumpkin (I did share the loaf with my father-in-law, though I probably polished off 2/3 of it myself).
I have another whole large bag of apples to transform into apple pie, too.