We first moved to Budapest, Hungary…
when the snow was melting and the warm, fragrance of Spring tickled our noses. Months passed before pumpkin ever came to mind. But, as spring turned to summer and summer slowly eased into fall, whispers of “pumpkin” emerged on the lips of every expat in the city.
Pumpkin! What a great flavor to celebrate shorter days, falling leaves, and crisp, chilly weather. I searched high and low at the local farmer’s market for a pumpkin that I could roast and de-flesh, but never succeeded. Butternut squash was a suitable second, but I still longed for that down-home pumpkin flavor. I was desperate.
I finally found a few cans of pumpkin in an underground store that sold expat-prized foods for the cost of a kidney. Never did I think I would shell out $7 for a can of the good stuff, but after a season of searching, it was worth it. I rationed every bit of it, only using it for pie on Thanksgiving Day.
Now that my family and I live in the States again, I’ve become a pumpkin fanatic.
No more rationing here! It pumpkin–all day every day! Ok, not really.
I’m sharing my new favorite pumpkin treat at Mommypotamus: Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal. I love it because I can make a big batch and eat off it all week. You could even double it and freeze some for next week! Easy and quick!!
So head on over and check it out my Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal!
Come back, though! I’ll miss you :).
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