It's a good thing I cook better than I blog!

As the title suggests I am one lame blogger. I have made a few things that I haven't blogged about but I never remember to put the pictures on the computer and then I go to blog and remember, dang I'm at work and my camera is at home. What a blogging failure!

So in lieu of a new recipe I will share with you some of my recent food related outings and future food related plans.

Epcot's Food and Wine Festival

My husband and I went to the Food and Wine Festival for the first time last year. The hubs is lucky because Food and Wine always falls over his birthday and after having such a grand time last year (both times we went) we decided to do it all again this year. Of course I didn't take any pictures of the food, because it was dark and I only had the camera on my phone, we are super light travelers when we go to Disney... don't want anything getting in the way of fun, not even a camera. So I will just tell you a little about my favorite parts.

In Ireland they had the most delicious chocolate lava cake and my husband loved the fisherman's pie, which had a stew of lobster, scallops and veggies topped with mashed potatoes.

In France the short ribs topped in mashed potatoes are amazing. Along with the cosmo slush they always have and the kir, which is a drink with champing and a fruit flavored liquor.

In Belgium... the waffles. Need I say more?! They also had an iced coffee with Godiva Chocolate Liquor, Yum!

I am a really picky eater so those are my favorites. I also love a good Riesling and could drink my way around Epcot every weekend from now until I die. There is just nothing more magical than good food, good wine and kids on a leash.

Pumpkin, Pumpkin Everywhere!!!

Jeremiah's Italian Ice in Orlando has Pumpkin Pie Ice and when you get it mixed with vanilla soft serve, it is by far one of the best things in the world. They have Pumpkin Pie ice mid October through the end of the year usually and right before they stop carrying it for the season I always get a quart of it to keep in the freezer because I love pumpkin so much.

Cheesecake Factory pumpkin cheesecake is also a fall staple in my diet. I could eat an entire pumpkin cheesecake, it's too good for just one piece.

First Watch, a breakfast/brunch place we have around here, has pumpkin pancakes on the weekends. Unfortunately I work on Saturdays and go to church on Sundays and I am NOT a morning person so there is no way I would wake up and go get pumpkin pancakes before work or church so I haven't had them yet. My mom and grandpa love them and I went with them on a Friday hoping they would have them only to be disappointed when they didn't and I had to settle for french toast, which was really good.

Dunkin' Donuts has a pumpkin donut. It's pumpkin spice cake and glazed. It was OK. I wouldn't get one again, but my husband loved it.

Oh the planning!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I have a large family. We always have "dinner" at my parents house at 2:00. I bring southern style green beans that I make in a croc pot with bacon and onions and pies, sometimes even cake, some combination of pumpkin pie, pumpkin bundt cake and pecan pie. I love Thanksgiving. I love the food, I usually love spending time with my family and oh yeah the food, especially left overs.

I have also started planning my Christmas baking. I have a few family members that either have everything or I wouldn't know what to get them, so I've decided to make baked goods baskets for some of those people. I have a list of cookies, treats and other munchies I plan to make but I will post pictures of those so you will just have to wonder until then.

Hopefully I'll get my act together and upload some pictures this weekend so I can post some more cooking posts, seeing as how this is supposed to be documenting my cooking adventures both delicious and unfortunate. Until then, get yourself something pumpkin and enjoy Fall while it lasts.


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