Friday, October 26, 2012

Food (& More Food) and Fall Fun

There is inevitably at least one week every fall where I spend most of it rhapsodizing about my favorite foods of the season... This was that week. *grin*

On Tuesday, I was at Austen Authors -- check out my post Celebrating the (Almond) Joys of Autumn -- and today I'm at Magical Musings -- writing about The Festivities of Fall. BTW, there's a book giveaway there this weekend as well!

Right now, I'm also the featured guest of Sally Smith O'Rourke (Austenticity), and my autumn-themed book, Double Dipping, is excerpted on her website. (The direct link to the first 3 chapters is HERE.) So, this has been a fun week of getting to talk about that story and all of the foods that signal "fall" to me...

In keeping with this (over)focus on high-caloric delights, I wanted to share a recipe link with you all because...well, I didn't want to be the only one drooling! It's for "Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Spicy Caramel Apple Sauce and Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise." Oh. My. Goodness. It takes about fifty gazillion steps to make it, so chances of me actually going through all of them to make the recipe are slim...but I'm hoping someone who knows what they're doing in the kitchen will show me an easy version sometime. I'm open to any and all suggestions!

I hope you're all having a wonderful fall Friday. Enjoy the weekend!


Edie Ramer said...

Wow, you are busy this week! I did look at the recipe. It looks amazing, but like you, it's too much work for me. It did remind me, though, that I haven't made pumpkin bread this fall yet. I'm going shopping and tonight I'm making pumpkin bread. :)

I hope you enjoy the weekend, too!

Caryn Caldwell said...

So the key to actually getting to eat that recipe is to find someone who really loves to cook and get them to make it for us. :-D

As for focusing on eating, I think it's only natural. Aren't people supposed to eat a ton and plump up this time of year, in preparation for winter? (Even if they aren't, please lie to me and tell me they are, because then I'll feel a little better...)

Marilyn Brant said...

I love pumpkin bread, too...yum. A friend of mine sent me a recipe last week for pumpkin cake, which I'm also chomping at the bit to make. Thankfully, that recipe doesn't seem nearly as complicated as the bread pudding :). I'll be thinking of you enjoying your pumpkin bread this weekend!

(*nodding zealously in agreement*)
YES! Yes, we ALL are definitely SUPPOSED TO eat and plump up during fall!! Right, everyone? RIGHT??!! We're getting ready for our long winter and must be prepared... ;-)

Have a fabulous weekend, ladies!

Robin Bielman said...

Hi Marilyn! I hope you have a wonderful last week of October and Happy Halloween! You know, bread pudding is the one dessert I just can't acquire a taste for, but if you decide to make it, I hope it's yummy!

Marilyn Brant said...

LOL! Bread pudding is certainly not for everybody ;). It's a pretty heavy dessert, and I only eat it about once a year. I've never had the patience to make it (at least not yet), but there's a German restaurant we've gone to that serves a very good version... Probably about 4,000 calories, though, so I envy your ability to pass it up completely! xox