|Me, circa 2009. Making the dreams of |
a nice gingerbread family come true.
You are a scrooge if you let a Christmas season pass without having a candy cane, and I reserve the right to stab you with my candy cane shiv. I know I felt like curling up in a ball crying when I couldn't find a box of plain candy canes at my Walmart (I didn't do it though, because I don't know what else has been on the Walmart floor). Whenever you have some leftover candy canes, you can crush them up and make some peppermint bark. Or, just buy it. Whatevs. But, there is no greater candy than free candy. Anyone who owns a windowless white van can tell you that. Which is why I love Sonic's holiday hybrid pepper/spearmints. I love Sonic anyway, but they are a great added bonus to my festive cranberry limeade.
Pumpkin flavored desserts are probably the most seasonal of all. Everyone goes into a pumpkin craze as soon as mid-October. And I'm not complaining. There are the general goodies like pumpkin pie/bread, but there is so much more goodness than those. My favorite day of the year is the day that Starbuck's starts making pumpkin spice lattes. If it were the same day as my birthday, I don't think I could handle my own happiness. Fellow dud Nicole makes some top notch pumpkin muffins with some kind of glaze that I think is made out of unicorn tears. An unexpected pumpkin treat is pumpkin-chocolate-chip cookies. Look up a recipe right now. You can thank me later. But, my all-time favorite is the pumpkin log. I feel sad for those of you that have never heard of this gourdelicious treat. To sum it up, it's a spiral of cream cheese interlaced in pumpkin bread rolled into a cylinder (hence, log). Sometimes served at room temperature, but I eat it straight out of the fridge. I seriously asked for one for Christmas. It's that good.