|The GS3 *really* needs a dedicated camera button.|
First up: My entries.
|Nutty for Nutella.|
|Easy like Sunday morning.|
And now Suzanne's offerings:
|I'm this many years old!|
(Note: I woefully neglected to take a solo picture of her third dish, a pumpkin gingerbread trifle. My bad.)
Pumpkin gingerbread trifle (Recipe, but Suzanne "replaced heavy whipping cream for the Cool Whip because gross.")
|All together now.|
|It looks like it belongs in the pages of a magazine, if such things still existed.|
She and I were pretty much in agreement with our own personal notes. The trifle would make an excellent Thanksgiving dessert, as autumn transitions into the Christmas season. The banana overpowered the pumpkin in the tart. Ain't nothin' wrong with the ice cream. The muffins were great as is. The cookies were way too sweet. The bread pudding was just the opposite and could stand to be topped with caramel, ice cream, whipped cream, or some wicked combination of the three.
Also of note was that there was way too much sweetness going on the judge everything at once, so modifications will be made for next year's contest. I think we're looking at an appetizer/entree/dessert format.
So the First Annual The Pumpkining came to a close. Laughs were had, tears were shed, diabetes was narrowly avoided. With that stress now out of the way, I can fully commit myself to enjoying all the fruits of autumn. (Fun Fact: a pumpkin is classified as a fruit.)