Friday, January 10, 2014


Goodyear AZ (Low 35 Sunny High 70)

A different kind of review from what we have been seeing from fellow bloggers, a review of our pumpkin season. We had pumpkin pie in a jar at Red Lobster, free for Jo's birthday (which we will blog about later). 

The pumpkin pie in a jar was excellent, maybe the best pumpkin thing we have had this year which got us thinking about our pumpkin experiences.

We are pumpkin-aholics, there we said it. For us the pumpkin season begins in September when Einstein Bros has pumpkin bagels and pumpkin cream cheese. This year we had a couple of places that had incredible variety:

Aldi (a discount grocery store in the Kansas City area); pancake mix, ravioli, spaghetti sauce, ice cream, spiced yogurt, waffles, cheese cake, and others we cannot remember now.

Trader Joe's; cream cheese, macaroons, croissants, bread pudding, waffles, cheese cake, ice cream, pancake mix

Then we had pumpkin at other places;

Pie at Bob Evans which is one of the best pumpkin pies

Chocolate chip and pumpkin cookies at Frys Grocery and Safeway

Bagels at the aforementioned Einstein Bros, Dunkin Donuts, Paradise Bakery here in Goodyear, 

Pancakes at IHOP, First Watch, Mimi's, Black Bear Diner

Bread Pudding at Sneads BBQ in Belton Missouri which was excellent.

Ice cream; Blue Bell which was excellent and Dreyers.

Cream cheese muffins at Starbucks.

This was probably our best pumpkin season, so in the continuous improvement mode from our old working days we will strive for next year to be even better :-)

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. About all I consumed in the pumpkin department this year was several bags of seeds! ;)

  2. two crack me up. I like pumpkin but never really thought about all the foods that I could eat with pumpkin in it.

  3. All of that sounds wonderful! If you haven't tried it, Dairy Queen offers a Pumpkin Pie Blizzard usually in October and November that's really good.

  4. I love TCBY's pumpkin yogurt. I am not a huge fan of pumpkin but my nephew once told me that my pumpkin bread was the best thing he had ever eaten!! I'll have to try some of the things you mentioned.

  5. You need to "sample" Mike's pumpkin cheese cake! We didn't know you guys were "pumpkinholics!"