So I decided to throw a pumpkin party.
I made the famous Isa Chandra's pumpkin pie brownies. Yes they are vegan, no they aren't exactly healthy (although I DID sub ww pastry flour for all purpose) Yes they are DELICIOUS. but apparently I failed to take a picture...
Sarah brought pumpkin whoopie pies, homemade!
Naveen brought vegan pumpkin pie, done two ways
1/2 with cashew cream, whole wheat crust, loved it! He also brought a vegan pumpkin cupcake from Kickass Cupcakes. Naveen always has my back
Olivia's mom could not believe they were vegan they were so good. Once again vegan doesn't always mean healthy... but i love them all.
oh yea and 2 mothers attended my party. it was fantastic
pumpkin syrup, which didn't get much use during the night, but was delicious in my coffee the next morning
Kerry brought the most amazing pumpkin cinnamon rolls-VEGAN!!! She kindly posted the recipe here, they were beyond fantastic. I've never made my own vegan cinnamon rolls, because I remember the intense cinnamon roll process with my mother as a kid.
I ravaged 4 of the liquor stores within 1 mi radius of my apartment for their pumpkin beer. (and made the morning of the Star Market Liquor Store cashier buy purchasing a $45 variety of brews. at 8:30 am.)
The Starting Line-up: Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale, Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin, Shipyard PumpkinHead, Southern Tier PumKing, Dogfish Punkin, Post Road Pumpkin Ale.
My fabulous guests added Wolevers Organic, Saranc Pumpkin Ale, Great Harvest Pumpkin Ale, a growler of Opa Opa Pumpkin Ale.
our fridge was full of pumpkin beer. not a bad thing
Won my Heart:
My favorite pumpkin beers were the Saranc Pumpkn Ale, Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin and Southern Tier Pumking. Sweet like pumpkin pie! (Full Disclosure-I never claimed to have a refined beer palate, but do have an infamous sweet tooth!) I can't claim to be a real beer reviewer, so if you want to see the "experts" opinions, check it Beeradvocate's Top Pumpkin Ales
The Piece de resistance:
I made pumpkin vodka. (1 L vanilla vodka, 5 cinnamon sticks, 1 sugar pumpkin. let sit for 10 days). It was beyond amazing. Making it again soon, i promise. Silky smooth and no need for mixers.
Getting so much beta-carotenePumpkin float: Pumpkin beer + pumpkin ice cream. CJ approved.
Have a Happy Happy Halloween!!