So – is it nationwide news that there is a pumpkin shortage this year?!? Well at least it’s been the talk among my friends and women at The Oaks. Does that say anything about us?!? I don’t know. I had checked a few stores and most people I knew hadn’t been able to find it anywhere the past few weeks.
Super bummer. I had 4 or 5 cans saved up from last year that I was saving. I wanted to start pumpkin baking at the end of August… and ESPECIALLY since September started, but was nervous I wouldn’t have any for Thanksgiving – what a crime!!
Recently I’ve been looking up instructions and youtube videos on how to prepare a real pumpkin to cook/ bake with. It didn’t seem hard (and I’m sure it would taste better!) but just seemed like it would take a while…. and obviously canned is easier. BUT if I couldn’t find canned this would definitely be necessary way to spend a Saturday.
Kristin Anderson gave me some great news last night – – Kroger’s had canned pumpkin!!! She said our friend Jen made some yumminess for community group a night or two ago and that’s where she got it. I made a plan to stop by right after work today.
As I pulled up to Kroger’s the lot was full. Did everyone get the canned pumpkin memo?!? Was I coming too late?!? Oh no, I was nervous. I anxiously scurried to the baking aisle, worried I would be a sad little wanna be baker as I came to the emptiness where the pumpkin was supposed to be.
But alas – it was there!!!!!
I was STOKED to say the least! I finally found it!!!!! I excitedly grabbed some and put them in my cart. But then the age-old question – – how much should I get?