I get excited every year for the "pumpkin season." At the beginning of October I stock up on cans and cans of pumpkin. I bake, I roast, I puree, I slow cook and I eat and eat and eat PUMPKIN! Pumpkin muffins, pumpkin butter, pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cake, PUMPKIN, PUMPKIN, PUMPKIN!
Then there is the "dreaded" pumpkin roll. :-(
I am never making the pumpkin roll again. Why? You don't have to look too closely to see that my pumpkin roll isn't actually a roll. It is more like layers of pumpkin cake glued together with thick rich frosting. Oh sure, the taste is delightful (that is if you aren't sick of pumpkin) but isn't the point of a pumpkin roll, is that it actually be a roll?
If your pumpkin roll looks good enough to serve to the President of the United States, like my friend Mary's pumpkin roll looks, then sure you are in for a lifetime of pumpkin rolls. I mean why not. If your pumpkin roll looks like a work of art, then heck, you might as well serve it all year long. I don't think anybody would raise an eyebrow if Mary showed up at a Fourth of July picnic with her pumpkin roll! While I am on the subject of Mary from One Perfect Bite, go take a look at this Pot Roast. Get ready to shake your head is AMAZEMENT!
On the other hand, I would probably get a few snickers and giggles on why the heck I was showing up to a Fourth of July picnic with a pumpkin roll? Here have a piece.
There will be no pumpkin pie for this girl on Thanksgiving. There will be pumpkin pie on the dessert table, but none for me. I happen to have first hand knowledge that there will be a Chocolate Truffle Cake which sounds like a wonderful sweet ending to a much anticipated "family" get together.
Guess who is coming home? WE CAN NOT WAIT! Andy is more excited to have a decent meal other than frozen food which is what he feeds himself day in day out.
Happy Thanksgiving EVERYBODY!
(PS The Pumpkin Roll recipe can be found here)