I donâ€™t think I talk enough about my kitchen or rather the acts that go on in there. My kitchen is my haven. My retreat. The place where my creativity is unleashed. Dinnertime is the time of day just for me. Yes, Iâ€™m primarily in the kitchen to whip up something delicious for the family to eat but my family is also my inspiration to create in the kitchen. Since my family doesnâ€™t eat out that often itâ€™s important for me to find new dishes to prepare because letâ€™s face it the same 5 or 6 dishes can get pretty boring after a while.
After neglecting housework for the day, I spent the majority of my afternoon whipping up delicious desserts. It started with a box of brownies that had been talking to me for about a week then moved to the cookies in the fridge the husband has been begging me to bake. The simple desserts sparked a hunger, a desire for something different. Scanning the cabinets I came across a can of pumpkin. Mmmm pumpkin. I hadnâ€™t had anything pumpkin since the bitter, cold, winter months. But I didnâ€™t have the ingredients to make a pumpkin pie. So I took to the interwebs looking for a pumpkin recipe. Browsing I stumbled upon several oatmeal cookie recipes instead, with them all looking mouth-wateringly delicious I couldnâ€™t decide on just one plus the lingering desire for pumpkin was ever so present in the back of my mind. What if I added pumpkin to the oatmeal cookies? Would it come out right? What started off as a oatmeal cookie, pumpkin pie mash up ended up being more like an oatmeal pumpkin coffee cake of sorts. Satisfying and delicious it was exactly what I was looking to create.
What I learned from my adventure in the kitchen today is one valuable lesson.
Always keep a notepad and pen in the kitchen.
Had I written down the ingredients and steps that I took in creating the â€œpumpkin coffee oatmeal cakeâ€ then I would have a recipe to share with you all today. But sadly, in my mistake I do not have this delicious recipe to share with you or myself for that matter. I donâ€™t exactly remember what all I put into the â€œpumpkin cakeâ€ but it sure is tasty. I look forward to having a square in the morning with my coffee for breakfast. I hope to again attempt to make the recipe, probably with less oats. And I will make sure to write down every step and ingredient in order to share it with you, my readers.