Pumpkin Lover

Today I had a really fun girls’ day with my mom and sister.  We visited a little nearby town, Yellow Springs.  No attempt to explain Yellow Springs would do it justice, but I love it there.  It is home to The Sunrise Café – a great locally owned restaurant that serves meals made with locally grown and organic ingredients.  Such a restaurant is not easy to find in these parts.

Sidenote, Yellow Springs is also home to a very funny comedian, whose privacy I will protect by calling him Mave Snappelle.  We saw him there today (on the street, not in the restaurant).  We’ve seen him there before.  But I never get over seeing a famous person walking down the street in a town near where I live, just like a regular person.

Mave Snappelle (I don't know how to do photo credit either. This is from a website called lucywho.com.)

But back to the meal. Have you ever had a meal at a restaurant that is so delicious, you think about it for days? I know, I said I just had this meal today.  But I know I am going to be obsessing about it for a good long time.  Probably dreaming about it too.  I might attempt to recreate it at home, but nothing will compare.  I knew the moment I entered the restaurant what I would order.  It wasn’t soup.

Each bite was like a little slice of sweet pumpkin heaven. They were fluffy, and creamy, and a little bit pumpkin spicy, and just downright delicious.  And they were perfectly balanced with the saltiness of a side of bacon.  Uncured, nitrate-free bacon.  That makes it really healthy bacon, right?

I think I could have cried when I cleaned my plate.

Meals made with pumpkin are another of my favorite fall things.  A few other pumpkin recipes I plan to try this fall are:

Rachael Ray’s Pumpkin Cheddar Mac and Cheese – pumpkin, pasta, cheese, and beer all in one dish!

Pumpkin Crunch Cake – I found this on Pinterest. I love Pinterest.  I think I’m going to love this cake too.

I’m hoping these will hold me over until my next fix at The Sunrise Café.

– Beth FS

 

Beth WA here! I just did a post and then I read this post again, and was laughing about our mutual love of pumpkin.  Just another thing we have in common to talk about.  Maybe we should start a blog? 

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4 Responses to Pumpkin Lover

  1. P.J. Murphy says:

    I love the Sunrise Cafe. Jen and I go there whenever we can when we’re back in Ohio. They have a GREAT Quinoa dish that we get for dinner. It’s so yummy. As an aside, I usually love the beers on tap at Ye Olde Trail Tavern. Yellow Springs is straight up dope yo.

    As another aside, I’ve never had a run in with any famous Ohio people. When Randy Ayers was head basketball coach at Ohio State, it seemed everyone in Springfield knew him except me. Everyone also seems to have stories about seeing and/or knowing John Legend and Dave Chappelle. I think there must be a secret clause in the getting-famous-from-southwest-Ohio contract where they show people a picture of me with these words printed on it: MUST AVOID THIS GUY OR IMMEDIATELY FORFEIT YOUR FAME AND FORTUNE.

    That’s probably why Jonathan Winters kicked in the the balls that one time…

  2. the2beths says:

    I third that.
    -Beth WA

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