Feb 27, 2011

February Snow, March Thanksgiving

February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer. ~ Shirley Jackson

Winter seemed to loosen it's hold earlier this week, only to return again with more snow, ice and biting winds.  I know everyone is taking a kicking this year, so I won't moan and groan, except to say that I'm REALLY ready for Spring.

Having said that, I'm also having Autumn thoughts (nothing new - they pop up every month.)  I found this Pumpkin Spice pudding on the rack at the grocery store and got some raised eyebrows when I let out a squeal of joy.

Jello also has a few recipies to go with this gem - click on the picture above to take you to their page.  (FYI - although this pudding is a remnant from October's glory, the best before date is Sept 2012, which is great if I want to save it until Halloween but not so great when I think about what kind of preservatives keep powdered milk usable for two years.) 

Also, while digging through boxes of cast offs from the store I work for, I found some fun pumpkin trays, and a vintage tin washtub that may go into the garden, but will more likely find a home on the deck, packed full of ice and beverages.

Dad is craving turkey again, so my mom is having a March Thanksgiving dinner this weekend.  I'm thinking of bringing that pumpkin cheesecake I mentioned last Fall because I've got a freezer full of pumpkin thanks to the multiple jack-o-lanterns I thought I needed to have on Oct. 31st.

So, while I'm waiting for Spring to arrive, I'll just settle in for another spot of Autumn.  Whatever gets me through this endless Winter!

I am so thankful that March is only a day away!


Eliza said...

I have to ask, what exactly is Jello? Sorry I'm a Brit :-)

Rue said...

Lol - Jello is a name brand that makes instant pudding and instant gelatin in different flavours. It does sound a bit suspect, doesn't it?

Jessica said...

Hi Rue. I already commented on Facebook, but I figured I would leave a comment here too, because I am just awesome that way LOL I have got to say, turkey and pumpkin flavor desserts does sound delicious right now. I may very well follow your lead and do a unThanksgiving too. Plus when you think about it, the whole southern hemisphere is getting ready for autumn. So we'll just celebrate with and for them :P

SilverFox said...

haha I would have loved to have been in the store with you that day! :D and yea..2yrs...little thought provoking >.>

I am with you though, bring on Spring already....! Oooh, my bf's aunt made a pumpkin cheese cake for our Thanksgiving dinner and it was amaaazing!

Jeanne said...

Turkey and jello - food for the Soul. :0)
Spring is not far off. She's trying to squeeze her foot through Winter's door now.

Sarah said...

Oh what a great idea..I love that...Thanksgiving in March..I think I might just do that too!! Is cold and snowy here..just like November!
Pumpkin spice....I have never seen that! The teas I saw...love them..but oh will have to look for these!! What fun! Happy Thanksgiving!!
So glad you are enjoying the gloves hon...was so fun to know you are!!
Hugs, Sarah

Diana said...

That pumpkin spice pudding is precisely up my alley! I will have to look for that at the grocery store.

Spring has already sprung here in Florida...with a vengeance. It's supposed to be in the high 80s Fahrenheit today. O.O

Wendy said...

Oh, I miss Autumn too already and what a wonderful and delicious way to enjoy the season. I'm going to hop on over to the store today and buy some of that Jello and like you stash some away. Maybe freezing might preserve it longer?

mxtodis123 said...

That pudding sounds great. Haven't seen it yet around here. We've been having some wonderful springlike weather. They say it is cold when it is in the 40's. Well, I am sorry. After the winter we had, that is spring to me.

Rachel said...

It is springlike in East Texas, but we will also have the sort of tortuous summer that makes me dream of fall from July to October.

Mina said...

I can't think of a better way to end winter than with a March Thanksgiving feast. Yum! I love pumpkin anything and would love to try this pumpkin spice pudding if I can find any in our area this time of year.

faerwillow said...

~what a wonderful idea...i love thanksgiving meal and always bummed that it only comes once a year...but really why not have it more than once!!! i hope you all a wonderful march giving day! thank you so much fo rall of your loving healing wishes and blessings upon me...it warms my heart deeply and has helped carry me each day...i hope this finds you well and always much love light and blessings be with you~