So many people seem to be dreading the impending end of summer. I’m not. There are things I like about all of the seasons, so I usually welcome the change. Winter has Christmas, one of my favorite holidays, and sometimes snow. I’m not a big snow freak, I mean, my favorite place to be when it snows is inside with a cup of hot cocoa and a warm blanket, watching cheesy romantic comedies. I do like it every now and then though. If it could just snow on Christmas, that would make me the happiest girl! I’ve lived in the south for quite a while now and Hawaii before that, so I haven’t seen much snow. I can remember maybe one time in my whole life, while living in North Carolina, where it actually snowed on Christmas. It was one of those weird snow storms which came out of nowhere. Wherever I have lived the entire town seems to shut down with a dusting of snow. It just doesn’t happen that often. Maybe that’s why I like it…the grass is always greener, you know!
And then there’s spring, which brings beautiful flowers, Easter fun, butterflies, and strawberries! I love strawberries. Summer brings a much needed break from school, for me as a homeschool mom and the kids! I enjoy being with my kids and I love having the opportunity to homeschool, but breaks are welcomed and thoroughly milked for all they’re worth!
I also like wearing flip flops…and summer dresses. Ugh, I guess it is kind of sad that summer is ending.
But, that also means fall is coming! Fall brings pretty leaves, Thanksgiving, Black Friday (yes, I am one of the crazies who fight crowds at 4 am to get a deal) and PUMPKIN!
I honestly think my favorite thing about fall is getting to eat pumpkin flavored things without getting strange looks. I guess I can understand when I serve pumpkin bread to someone in April, they may look at it for a moment hoping that it didn’t just come from sitting in my freezer for the past six months. And in July, how it may appear odd to the other neighborhood children when the kids bring pumpkin muffins outside for snack instead of popsicles or another summery treat.
Thankfully I don’t have to hide anymore. I can publicly eat my pumpkin goodies and drink my pumpkin spiced latte to my heart’s content! Today I celebrated the coming of fall by making these gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and egg-free Glazed Pumpkin Crumb Muffins. If there is any bit of you, even just a teensy bit of you that likes pumpkin, you need to make these! They’re moist, pumpkin-y, and the addition of the crumb topping and glaze throws it over the top!
Well, I’m off to eat another muffin.. You should join me!Print