Roughly around the time that I was adjusting to the fact that Sex and The City was never coming back to television, Starbucks decided to grace us with the Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL as it is known by its cult members). Perhaps HBO and Starbucks had a plan figured out. One addiction would be switched out for the other. Sadly or thankfully I was not taken in by the PSL. Instead I continued to feed my Carrie needs by way of cable TV. And I maybe picked up a nasty Chai Latte habit along the way. Only to be switched out by old fashioned drip coffee. Google that one kids. Sometimes coffee comes black and is less than a $1.
Fast forward to 2015 and we as a human race have somehow created a whole new holiday season. It starts roughly around Labor Day and ends sometime when the vats of "pumpkin syrup" run dry near the Winter holidays. Gone are the days of fall being bookended by Charlie Brown's It's The Great Pumpkin and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Now my newsfeeds are filled with pictures of filtered white and green cups in lieu of sandal clad feet at the beach. But soon those cups will give way to a lifetimes supply of LL Bean boots traipsing though Winter's worst.
Don't get me wrong. I love the flavor of pumpkin. But for me it's up there with Thanksgiving side dishes. It's good once or twice a year.
So here is one of my two 2015 Pumpkin Based Foods - as requested by a friend.
And should Starbucks actually read this please know that you are my preferred Chai Latte maker. May the force of the PSL be ever in your favor.