Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pumpkin Shortage? Noooooo!

Say it ain't so!  According to this article Nestle won't be packing any more pumpkins this year.  As a major fan of pumpkin pie - pumpkin anything for that matter - I'm pretty bummed.  I guess I need to go raid the grocery stores and stock up while I can.  I don't even know if I've ever seen any other brand of packed pumpkin in the stores.  Libby's is all I've ever used, and we don't have a Whole Foods or a Trader Joe's in my area. 
One of my favorite uses for pumpkin is for Yum Yum Brownie Muffins.  I got the recipe from Hungry Girl.  Super easy, and super tasty.  They are really moist and so good!  They taste like a cross between brownies and cake.  I'm going to try this with a different cake type one day.  I think a spice cake would be good.

Why is it that knowing there might not be any pumpkin when I need it makes me want to get up and make a whole lot of yummy pumpkin goodies?

My brother has this ginormous pumpkin in his garden right now. I might have to hit him up for some canned pumpkin once he gets it processed!  He estimates it weighs about 75 pounds.  Woohoo!


  1. I hope you're able to find some pumpkin for pie making! I've never been much of a pumpkin pie fan, but still it wouldn't Thanksgiving without it.

    Have a Great Thanksgiving!

  2. Is packed pumpkin the same as canned pumpkin? Cuz I saw a whole endcap at the grocery store stacked with 'em tonight. Ohhh, but that was at Whole Foods. Are you saying I won't see them at the other grocery stores? And that I should have loaded up my basket while I had the chance???? ACK!!!! Excuse me.. I gotta go do something!

  3. Mary Anne - I went shopping yesterday and got 4 cans to complement the 2 cans I already had on hand. Whew! I think I'm safe.

    NGIP - Yep, it's the same. But they also make pumpkin pie mix in a can, which confuses some people. They had plenty at Walmart yesterday, so I'm starting to wonder if this is all a TRICK to make everyone buy more pumpkin! (But I suggest getting some extra, just in case!) :)