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!