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.
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?