Thursday, March 11, 2010

Whither Art Thou Pumpkin?

Last Thanksgiving it was devilishly hard to find cans of plain old packed pumpkin, but I persevered and was able to snag a couple. Thanksgiving is just not right without pumpkin pie. After a bit of research I found out that the pumpkin crop was wretched in 2009 resulting in a shortfall in the supermarkets.

So I was out and about today searching for the elusive can of packed pumpkin. Nate's class is celebrating pie day on Friday and I offered to make a pie, namely a pumpkin pie.

Well it looks like there is still a massive pumpkin shortage. I've been to three stores and have had no luck so far. I'm willing to try any and all brands as long as I can get a pie out of it. So it looks like I'm going to have to go to plan B: apple pie.

Mmmm, apple pie!


Jordana said...

Butternut squash that has been baked and then mashed makes a very good pumpkin substitute. Sweet potato can also make a very good pie that is no unlike pumpkin.

Although, I don't think anyone can complain about an apple pie either.

Sarah said...

Those all sound good, maybe next time. The apple pie did make was a big hit.