Now that summer’s over, it seemed only fitting to bring 5 Fun Things Friday back into rotation. And since we missed a whoooooole summer of fun things, I thought I’d make this a big one.
ALL THINGS PUMPKIN. And not just five things, but SIXTEEN!!! Here we go from left to right, beginning in the upper left hand corner:
1. Mini Ginger Pumpkin Ice Cream Mouthfuls. You will find this right now in the freezer section at Trader Joe’s.
2. Cinnamon Nut Renola, exploding with pumpkin seed goodness. You will find these in small boxes near the cereal at Target.
3. Organic Pumpkin Toaster Pastries. You will find these right now at Trader Joe’s.
4. Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps. Perfect paired with a yummy cinnamon laced Toscano cheese, both found at Trader Joe’s.
5. Kind Maple Pumpkin Seed Bars. Found by the fruit snacks and cereal bars at Target.
6. Pumpkin Bread Pudding. You will find this right now in the freezer section at Trader Joe’s.
7. Harvest Blend Salad Mix with baby kale, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin cornbread croutons & a pumpkin vinaigrette. In the produce section at Trader Joe’s.
8. Pumpkin O’s Cereal from Trader Joe’s. Very crunchy (think Capt’n Crunch) and flavorful. These sold out FAST last year!
9. This Pumpkin Walks Into a Bar Cereal Bars from Trader Joe’s (think Nutrigrain). These also sell out fast! You’ll find them in their own little section, usually near the dairy case.
10. Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms. You will find these exclusively at Target.
11. Fall Harvest Salsa with apples, butternut squash, and pumpkin. You’ll find this on an end cap at Trader Joe’s. World Market also carries a yummy Pumpkin Chipotle Salsa this time of year, I spotted it on the shelves yesterday!
12. Pumpkin Spice Mini Wheats. I found this box at Target a few weeks ago and the shelf has been empty every since.
13. Pumpkin Spice Gluten-Free Waffles. Not my usual choice in waffles (I like my gluten) but I was desperate. Trader Joe’s has a delicious pumpkin spice waffle in their freezer section as well and World Market carries a Pumpkin Spice pancake syrup – the combination would likely explode your taste buds.
14. Pumpkin Puffins. I’m on my second box already. LOVE THEM. You will find them at Target.
15. Purely Elizabeth Pumpkin Fig Granola & Puffs Cereal. This might even be a year round item because I found it at Whole Foods in August.
16. Pumpking Pumpkin Ale, just one of DOZENS of seasonal beverages to choose from at Total Wine.
There is SO MUCH MORE on the shelves => pumpkin caramels and coffee and ravioli and pasta sauce and ice cream and cheesecake and macarons and biscotti and… (you get the picture) but a girl has got to draw the line somewhere.