Remember the Orange Army of Pumpkin?
There are only 5 remaining! That’s a lotta pumpkin that passed through me ; )
Another can bit the dust today –
- 1/3 cup oats, milk, water
- Half banana
- Salt, vanilla, cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg
- 2 chopped dates
- 1/4 cup pumpkin, stirred in at end
- Rosie’s Best granola
- Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut butter (still working on a jar he sent me ages ago!!)
- Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter
‘Twas one amazing bowl!
The pressure’s off now that I finished my article yesterday. I just have to shoot some photos for it today and then move on to project #2: develop a mac n cheese recipe!
That’s quite the interesting way to phrase how much pumpkin you’ve eaten (“passed through me!)
Aww, I’m jealous. I had about 20 cans of pumpkin and they are all gone! 🙁
Only 5?! I’d be panicking. I really think Libby’s should get with the program and realize that pumpkin should be offered year round…all around the globe 😉
Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life says
Can’t wait to read about that mac and cheese recipe! That is a lot of pumpkin in that first pic!
Lauren at KeepItSweet says
i was shocked when i had to buy more pumpkin a month or so ago after stocking up! i can’t seem to get sick of it in breakfast or baking.
I made basically the same thing this morning! Instead of dates, used prunes and instead of almond butter, used PB & J Co Smooth Operator….yums!
Elizabeth (SomethingPithy) says
Yesterday, my boyfriend had to talk me down from buying a case of Libby’s on clearance. It would definitely not fit in the suitcase and he didn’t want to pay to ship it!
faith @ gracefulfitness says
And you can move on to going for a walk with me!
Your breakfast photos are particularly beautiful today, nice work!
Stacy @ Every Little Thing says
We just decided to make mac and cheese this week! Can’t wait to see your recipe. Have a nice Sunday!
Got a great Mac n cheese receipe that uses pureed butternut squash and about 1/3 of the cheese. My daughter now asks for this version instead of the the full loaded version.
Val @ Balancing Val says
That is a a LOT of pumpkin!
Maybe you could use one of the leftover cans for your Mac ‘n Cheese?
It could totally work!
Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey says
Every time I hit the Harris Teeter, I end up buying a couple of cans of Libby’s. I think I have about 13 right now! I’m paranoid that the next time I look, it will be all gone for the season.
I don’t eat it all myself though… I also bake pumpkin dog treats for my little Lilly!
Katy (The Singing Runner) says
Looks and sounds delicious! 🙂
Good luck with the Mac and Cheese recipe! 🙂
Congrats on finishing the article!
Whoa! That is a lot of pumpkin 🙂 I have actually been turned off by pumpkin this year, probably since I OD’ed on the stuff last year, haha..
Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday says
Ooh Mac and Cheese is one of my favourite dishes. I’m excited to see your take on it.
grocery goddess jen says
Oooh, developing and mac and cheese recipe sounds like a pretty good way to spend a Sunday to me!
I love pumpkin and have a few cans in my cabinet still to use – I think I will use one this week!
I love being productive and need to be somewhat today. I am not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow.
Good luck with your mac and cheese – pumpkin tastes really good in mac and cheese!
Good morning! I’ve been reading your blog for about a month or so now, and I really like it! I don’t think I’ve commented before so I just want to say hi and thanks for writing such inspiring posts with such great photography!
Thanks and welcome kathy!
Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) says
Congrats on finishing your article. That makes for a good start to the New Year!
Anna @ ciaotochow says
I can’t wait to hear your new mac ‘n cheese recipe – I love me some mac ‘n cheese! (preferably with fun-shaped noodles :)) I adore your photographs, by the way. So fun! If you need some more ways to use up that pumpkin, I have a wonderful recipe for Pumpkin-Stuffed French Toast. Mmmmmm!
Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) has an amazing base for a mac and cheese! I altered her recipe significantly, but it’s a good place to start!
Mmmm mac and cheese.
Felicia (a taste of health with balance) says
looking forward to the recipe! i have a few cans left and i’ll be so sad once they are gone. there are two huge cinderella pumpkins in my garage that i still have to cook up and freeze, i’ll have to resort to that once the pumpkin is gone!
Ma Fea says
In addition to adding pumpkin to many recipes, I’ve found that adding a small blob to my kitties’ food keeps them regular and happy! ^oo^
Hah! My bf just walked buy and noticed the Orange Army pic. That man loves his pumpkins and was disappointed that I didn’t buy THAT much this year!
Amanda (Eating Up) says
I love your pictures. They’re making me miss fall!
Food & Other Things says
I love the picture of the Orange Army of Pumpkin…congrats on finishing your article!
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
mmmm can’t wait for your mac n cheese recipe. will it involve pumpkin!?!?
Liz @ Tip Top Shape says
Pumpkin is delicious in oatmeal!! I’m jealous of your army of orange. I only bought a few cans and ran out a long time ago 🙁
Namaste Gurl says
Mmm, your breakfast looks quite similar to mine– ever tried adding protein powder to the oats? Makes them so sweet , yummy and protein-packed 🙂
I actually haven’t – I’ve been scared of ruining them!
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) says
Tell me about it! I froze so much pumpkin in the fall and I have eaten all but 4 cups. I LOVE it so much!
Baking 'n' Books says
I love your “old-school” spoon! I have pumpkin stocked in my cupboards too. I hope it lasts for a few loaves of bread.
What was your article on?
Also – curious – I know you blog and freelance for a living now. Do you practice with your R.D license as well? I guess not the traditional job? 🙂
Article on probiotics!
I don’t work for someone else as an RD if that’s what you mean
Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine says
Thanks for the reminder to stock up while I still can!! It’s the worst to have pumpkin cravings in July 🙂
Justeen @ Blissful Baking says
That’s quite a lot of pumpkin! 🙂 I always purchase a bunch of canned pumpkin to last me throughout the year, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. I hope it’s not too late!
Emilie @livetoeatrunforfun says
Once all your cans are gone, do you think you will be sick of pumpkin for the rest of the season? or will you be pining for it until next fall? Curious!
I intend to save a few cans for early fall when the pumpkins might still be hiding!
Oohh! That mug is gorgeous!! Where’d you get it?
It’s new to OpenSky! They are jumbo size too: http://shopopensky.com/katheats/buy/18-oz-mugs-white-pack-of-4
I was in pumpkin heaven (cause I have never met a pumpkin or sweet potato that I did not like) and then you close with a hint of more goodness in a Mac & Cheese recipe. Please share when you have that one worked out. Love your blog! LOVE the oatmeal!
Paige @Running Around Normal says
Hooray for project being over! I still have about 4 cans of pumpkin left. I haven’t opened one in probably 2.5 months!
That’s a whole lotta pumpkin! 🙂
Can’t wait to see the mac n cheese recipe!
Your photos are always so good, it makes me want to dive into the screen and eat your food!!!
Natalia - a side of simple says
I was wondering how your pumpkin stash was surviving! Will there be some pumpkin making an appearance in this mac n’ cheese recipe? Either way, you really can’t go wrong with cheese + pasta!
the restaurant i work at just added a mac and cheese to their menu. baked penne and four cheese with broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, portabella mushrooms, and thyme. UGH i die.
Amy at TheSceneFromMe says
You are a pumkin-ista! Are you going to give in to some pumpkin mac-n-cheese when creating your recipe? Ya never know, it may be good. Can’t wait to see what your new recipe will be 🙂
Allison @ Happy Tales says
Congrats on finishing up your article! Pumpkin is SO, so yummy… good thing there is no longer a shortage! Love all of the warm colors in your pictures… makes it feel like fall again, especially with the temperatures we’re having in Charlotte today (60degrees)!
Michele @ Healthy Cultivations says
I hoarded pumpkin this year too. After last year’s shortage, I was afraid not to do so. There’s nothing worse than unsatisfied pumpkin cravings during the merry month of May.
LOVE pumpkin! have a great day 🙂
Natalie San Luis says
Hey Kath, maybe you can help me with my “pumpkin dilemma” 🙂
I also stocked up on pumpkin this year, but because my roommates don’t like pumpkin, whenever I use it, it’s normally for one-serving recipes — 1/4 c. here and there. But when I store the rest of the pumpkin (in the can covered with plastic wrap), it goes moldy with a week! How do you store your excess pumpkin? Do you freeze it, or just use it really often?
I eat a can within a week 🙂 I usually alternate weeks – one will be pumpkin heavy (in oats and smoothies and dinners) and the next week pumpkin free. That helps me use it quickly without getting sick of it.
Natalie San Luis says
Thanks! I guess I just need to stop forgetting it’s in my fridge — I certainly have LOTS of pumpkin recipes I want to try.
Kate (What Kate is Cooking) says
I’m still making my way through my pumpkin stash! I intend to keep stocking up until it’s gone 🙂
Amanda @ The Hungry Wanderers says
Develop a mac n cheese recipe? <3 <3 <3 Can't wait to see what you create!
Do you ever make any savory dishes with pumpkin?
Yeah – can’t think of any off the top of my head right now though
Katherine: Unemployed says
Libbys is so good and you can get great deals on it! (why not when it stores so well)
Love the Orange Army of Pumpkin! I stocked up this year, too, because I didnt want to run out during the months when pumpkin is not as easy to come by!
Awww almost done with all your pumpkin?! Thats saddening haha. The oats look very tasty and I love all the textures your camera picks up.. amazing. Good job on focusing on your article and good luck with the pictures. I know you’re going to come up with an amazing mac and cheese recipe!
Allison (Have it Your Weigh) says
I enjoyed some pumpkin oatmeal this morning as well!! I only have 3 cans left, but think I may head to the grocery store soon to fix that…
Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen says
Wow..haha That is a ton of pumpkin!
Can I borrow some of your pumpkin:)
[email protected] says
Pass right through you *gigglesnort!*… all that delicious FIBER! 😀
Halley(Blunder Construction) says
Orange you glad you didn’t have to can it all yourself? I have one can left of pumpkin, I might not touch it until April!
I don’t know if you have CVS over there, but they’re having a sale on pumpkin. Only $0.84 a can, amazing deal.
Now it’s on sale for $0.42 a can.
I’m still going strong with the pumpkin too!! I actually just baked a large sugar pumpkin the other day. I’ve had it for quite some time now, hehe..but it was still good!! 🙂
as an xmas present to myself, i bought 24 cans of libby’s off of amazon…only $26 and free shipping! so as of right now, one can down, 23 to go. :]
chelsey @ clean eating chelsey says
I’ve easily eaten just as much pumpkin – and you have Matt helping you!!! The orange hues my hands have turned are permanent I’m thinking…
Mary @ Bites and Bliss says
When pumpkin first came back on the shelves, I ate a huge can every two days! The comsumption’s calmed down a bit..but it’s still used quite often. 😛
Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin says
Oh no, only 5 left? I hope you’re still able to buy it at the store! 😉
hahahah this pumpkin post totally cracked me up!
Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf says
I’m still buying several cans of pumpkin every time I go to the grocery store! I currently have 10 cans in my pantry! I’m making sure I can live through the summer in the event of another pumpkin drought. 😉
Kath, I too am trying to live more in the moment and be more flexible & laid back. I’ve been trying the last few months so yours was a good reminder. I feel like my day revolves around work & working out (since I mostly do group fitness classes which are at specific times). If I’m invited to something spur of the moment, I need to just accept and do it…and not worry about missing a work out. Friends and family are more important 🙂
Ooh, I love the idea of combining dates and pumpkin! So envious of your army, though. Canned pumpkin doesn’t exist in Australia!
I was just thinking about your canned pumpkin army yesterday and wondering how many were left. Funny how brainwaves connect sometimes.
Luv What You Do says
I have been able to find pumpkin at Super Target and Whole Foods! Some time it is even on sale!!!
I’ve been keeping a running stash all season! Every time I go to the grocery store, I pick up a large can whether I need it or not. But when I went the other day, they were all out…gasp! They better NOT be having another shortage! Pumpkin season is not over for me!
That’s is an amazing amount of pumpkin you made it through! I sure wish I was able to get some where I’m living!
Liz @ Southern Charm says
Perfect fall post! From the pumpkin, to the oats, to the coloring. What a great job! And now I’m totally in the fall mood!