We began the day with one of my all time breakfast favorites: homemade pumpkin muffins. I baked some plain and some with chocolate chips. If you have not had pumpkin with chocolate chips, you seriously have been missing out and I highly recommend that you put it on your short list of things to try. Pumpkin and chocolate chips in muffins, breads or pretty much anything that can be eaten is one of the best flavors in the world. My pumpkin adventure expanded this afternoon to include my first pumpkin spiced latte of the season from Starbucks and I am seriously considering ending today's pumpkin adventure with a slice of chocolate chip pumpkin bread, also baked this morning.
There is only thing I can think of right now that may be better than the thought of gobbling up a slice of chocolate chip pumpkin bread and that is the anticipation of the Mexican tortilla casserole that my mom is making and the guacamole, salsa and chips waiting to be eaten with it. But notice that I say "may" be. I will have to get back to you on that one. For now, I will succumb to the smells of baking cumin-scented tortilla casserole with salsa and black beans luring me to the kitchen.
One of my favorite "scarecrow" exhibits...
Some of the pumpkins were even hanging in the trees!
These two were the scariest scarecrows we saw.