Pumpkin Mac ‘n Cheese

I just can’t seem to stop celebrating this past week!
am7My Certified Cicerone pin and badge came in the mail yesterday, sending me off into another frenzied hour of joy.
am10I got a carwash for the first time in months. With the small amount of time I have for myself, I kind of saw this as a celebration… Oy, I’m getting old.
am6I also got back into the kitchen! These pumpkin spiced donuts were a regular in my life until a year ago, when my life got tossed around in beautiful ways and I had to move four times because of shifting jobs. I made these delicious donuts again, took one bite and realized something was off… Instead of 1/2 cup of brown sugar, I’d only added 1/4 cup. Well, crap.

They were still delicious, but obviously lacking just a tad.

I did what any normal person would do – melted butter, dipped the tops in butter and then in a mix of cinnamon and sugar.
am3BOOM. Problem solved.
am4Then I took another bite. Just to make sure the problem was actually solved.
am5It was. Oh, my goodness, it was.
amI had quite a bit of pumpkin leftover from the donuts, so I made a form of mac ‘n cheese using pumpkin puree.
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am1And since I felt so healthy after this meal, I decided it was time again to celebrate.
am8Berliner Weisse with (way too much) woodruff syrup at Golden Road.
am9And a sample of their West by Northwest collaboration brew with Deschutes! And now I’m off to prep for a crapload of beer dinners I’m hosting in the near future.

Life be good.


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5 Responses to Pumpkin Mac ‘n Cheese

  1. You know.. I’ve never been much of a fan of pumpkin; but this looks like it might just be the recipe that turns me to the dark side.. or rather the goodness of pumpkin; looks delicious!

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