It is currently 90+ degrees and humid as Satan’s armpit here in Philly, and all I can think about is chilly weather and the food and garments that accompany it. It’s actually rather ridiculous. Instead of idle wishful thinking, I am full on attempting activities to summon the cool temps.
Exhibit A: today I made pumpkin pudding. It was crazy easy and delightfully delicious. All I had to do was throw these things into the blender:
I started conservative (read: wimpy) with the pumpkin because I wasn’t sure of the whole “plain pumpkin in a pudding” thing, but then after tasting it I realized I should have just trusted the recipe maker. I dumped the rest of the pumpkin in and threw on some of the spices to taste.
Because I am super glamorous, I then spooned the final product into my classy serving dish. Or, rather, I used my Maker’s Mark bourbon glass because it seemed like an appropriate size and I don’t have fancy serving dishes for pudding. And I was also alone at home.
Only the dogs were there to judge me; this bitch didn’t seem that interested in my kitchen endeavors and the others were sleeping.
Ultimately, it was a nice compromise – winter flavors, but in a chilled form. Oh, but I didn’t stop there. Pumpkin pudding lead to online shopping, which lead to winter clothing…but can you blame me?
Note: That is not me. That person is at least 5 inches taller than me and probably does not make pudding in a blender and then consume mass quantities (despite having initially doled out a very appropriate amount in a small cup). But that coat…I mean, I am going to live in it come fall/winter. Emerson Fry really knows me. Plus, this coat was made in NYC and I am a big fan of goods that are domestically produced.
Meanwhile, tomorrow I am just going to hide out indoors in the AC, occasionally stick my head in the freezer and take a couple cold showers. I am over this east coast summer business.