I'm fully recovered from the party this weekend (a post about the Green Eggs and Ham fun we had coming soon!) and back to pumpkins.
Sunday's I help with our parish Life Teen group, and while I love being a part of the group, there is one small thing I do not like. Sunday dinner.
Mass is at 5:30, we come to help set up no later than 4:45 and I am not home for the night until nearly 9. So eating becomes a little problematic. There is a snack at the night, but it's barely enough to keep me from wanting to eat everything in the kitchen by the time I finally get home.
Today I decided to make myself a snack to eat (or drink) on the way in hopes of not dying of starvation on the drive home.
Most smoothies call for yogurt or at least a banana or something...which I of course didn't have. But I was determined to make this work anyway with what I had in the fridge.
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
Throw everything but the ice into the blender and blend until smooth, then add little bits of ice at a time until it is as thick as you would like. Pour into a cup and enjoy! It's like pumpkin pie in a glass. You can add more or less sugar too, depending on how sweet you would like it to be.
It wasn't as smooth and creamy as I would have loved in a smoothie, but definitely tasty and nice and thick with enough ice.
And best of all, while I was still hungry by the time I got home, I wasn't ready to eat my own arm on the car ride home.