I’m in full pumpkin mode over here! Pumpkins in the kitchen, pumpkins on the porch and even pumpkins growing in the yard! Yes, you read that right.
Funny story, about two months ago we noticed a random vegetable plant growing in the middle of our backyard. We’ve never grown veggies the entire 17 years we’ve lived here so we were stumped as to where it came from.
Somehow, someway, a seed took root in our yard and started to thrive. At first we thought it might be a zucchini plant so I figured “bonus zucchini!” so we left it be and started mowing around it.
After a few weeks we started to realize that it was not zucchini but a pumpkin plant! It’s a bit late in the season but we were excited to see if we could actually get a pumpkin from the plant.
I’ve never seen an actual pumpkin plant in person so I was shocked to see how large they get. And it keeps growing and spreading daily.
Surprisingly, we have one pumpkin doing quite well. These buggers grow fast! I swear every few days the pumpkin itself doubles in size.
Right now it’s a nice sized green pumpkin that is just starting to change color. I’m hoping that by the end of the month, we’ll have our first ever home-grown pumpkin!
Wouldn’t that be cool?! I can’t wait to see how it turns out.
Now let’s get back to the tasty kind of pumpkins! This pumpkin bread with streusel topping is amazing. The bread is so light, fluffy and moist.
I love the little bit of sugar and spice that the streusel topping adds to the spice flavors in the actual bread. As you can imagine, this pumpkin bread did not last long in my house at all.
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