Once again it is time for pumpkin spice everything. Just about a year ago I couldn’t believe how many pumpkin spice food options there were. It seems like you can add pumpkin spice to just about anything and people will flock to it. This obsession with pumpkin spice has led to some very amusing signs like this one:
Pumpkin spice tires anyone?
I particularly like that they have said the pumpkin spice rubber is back .. right on trend with the whole pumpkin spice phenomenon..
And then there is this one:
Maybe you need an oil change?
Now what we really need is pumpkin spice gasoline so that our cars’ exhaust can smell like pumpkin spice. Wouldn’t that be great?
Wait, maybe this is it!
The thing is, as amusing as this is, we seem to find this whole flavour so irresistible that apparently we also want to scent our homes and wash our dishes with it. Now our dishes can smell like pumpkin spice so that we can enjoy the essence with everything we eat and after we eat, we can treat our hands to a pumpkin spice rejuvenating treatment while washing up. Who knew?
Treat your dishes to pumpkin spice dishwashing liquid.
Then, treat your hands to a pumpkin spice scented manicure.
Once you have washed up the dishes with pumpkin spice dish soap and painted your nails with pumpkin spice scented polish, you can find several brands of pumpkin spice hand soap on the market at this time of year…
Don’t let the pumpkin spice scent get away.
Of course, after you have been washing all those dishes and invested in that pumpkin spice manicure, you’ll need to keep your hands soft and supple. The answer? Pumpkin spice hand repair cream of course..
I think that as long as you have the pumpkin spice scent for your air, your dishes and your hands, you’d better not clash. Might as well round it out with the rest of the grooming aids for the finishing touch.
Now grab yourself a pumpkin spice latte and disappear into the pumpkin spice universe with this pumpkin custard recipe.
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 cups milk (preferably whole milk)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp cloves
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- pinch mace
- Mix together the sugar, salt and cornstarch in a large saucepan.
- Stir in the milk and vanilla and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil about 3 minutes, stirring constantly with whisk.
- In a separate bowl, beat eggs with a whisk. Gradually add about 1/3 of the hot milk mixture to the eggs and stir. Return the milk/egg mixture to the saucepan and stir together. Continue cooking over medium heat until thickened (3 to 5 minutes). Remove from heat.
- Stir pumpkin puree and spices together and add to cooked mixture.
- Divide pudding evenly among 6 custard cups and enjoy warm or chill, topped with sweetened whipped cream.