I love Fall. I really do. I love the smell of cinnamon in the oven baked into something with apples or pumpkin. I love the crisp air outside and watching the leaves change to fiery reds, deep oranges and warm yellows. I love eating stews, warm comfort food and colorful carrots!
I've really been enjoying baking lately. I even made my first ever apple pie.
Doesn't that look delicious?
Today is Thanksgiving here in Canada and it has become a tradition in my family now to have pumpkin roll for Thanksgiving dessert. The first pumpkin roll I made was with 2 good friends about 2 years before getting married (so 10 years ago). It was a disaster because I used aluminum foil instead of parchment paper. BIG mistake! We made a second one and it turned out really nice. And I was hooked! I knew this would have to become a family tradition. This was confirmed a few years later when I made a pumpkin roll for my family at the first Thanksgiving meal that Phil and I hosted for them. The dessert was a huge hit!
So in preparation to today's turkey dinner, I decided to make the pumpkin roll ahead of time, yesterday. I went to the grocery store to get a can of pumpkin (to save time) and they were all out. Great... So right after church, I started getting to work on roasting my pumpkin.
I followed these instructions and my puree turned out really nice. Rosie even got to enjoy some during her supper.
I had to double the recipe to make sure we had enough ;-)
We got to enjoy a bit when I cut off the ends.
Another reason I love Fall: Cuddles from my children in their comfy PJ's :)