Pumpkin Time: Rave or Rant?

Michele:   It’s time for my annual pumpkin rant, folks. I’m a little early this year, but no earlier than the appearance of all things orange and pumpkiny everywhere you go. Yes, I did make up that word, but I have no doubt it will be in the next edition of Dreyer’s English. A trip to HomeGoods sent me into pumpkin rage the other day as I sneezed and was blinded by orange. I could go on but instead will ask my fellow Miss Demeanors whether they have more tolerance for all-things-pumpkin than I do:

What do you think of All-Things-Pumpkin season? Lattes, candles, bakery goods, it seems you can’t walk into a store without an orange overdose. Are you inspired and writing in the glow of pumpkin candles? Or are you like me, having a case of pumpkin-rage, ready to write with anger? I’m someone who has allergies and has developed a sensitivity to fragrances. I deplore the premature celebration of holidays and seasons.

Alexia: All things 🎃 season makes me laugh because of the passionate responses it invokes, both pro and con. I’m not a huge PSL fan but I lean in to the silliness of the battle anyway. It’s a bit of fun, something we could all use more of these days.

Keenan:    This meme cracked me up.

When the trend first popped up, lo those many years ago, I thought it was cool. Last year I tried the pumpkin spice marshmallows. Save your money. They were awful.

But I do have a can of pumpkin in the cabinet and will be looking for a low carb keto pumpkin recipe soon.

Emilya: Well, I don’t mind it at all. I love Fall and Halloween and I think people thinking that “pumpkin spice” means there’s a pumpkin in there somewhere is funny.

When my son was in preschool, he refused to eat any fruit or vegetables and I was panicking. Then, his class made a pumpkin pie for the season and somehow he ate it and liked it. From that point on, I started making pumpkin pie for him from scratch (sometimes from actual pumpkins) every week. To this day, when he’s home, he eats a slice for breakfast, except now he makes them himself. So… I’m okay with pumpkins. They were a vegetable in our house :-).

Tracee:    I love pumpkin pie and as a vegetable in a variety of dishes (including pumpkin ravioli) but can’t wrap my mind around the drinks! However, I’m with Alexia, the pumpkin wars are funny (as long as we keep them in lighthearted zone!). 

Susan:    I have to say that those pumpkin spice things make me gag. Though I do love pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread and pumpkin muffins. And so on

Michele:   There you have it. I am officially the resident Miss Demeanor curmudgeon. Share your rant or rave about all-things-pumpkin with us in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter.

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