Sunday, September 18, 2011

I think it's time for pumpkins!

We had a little cool spell last week...

And it even rained...
We're up to like 2" for the whole year now!

The cool weather was wonderful...
It has turned a little warmer this weekend but I still had to pull out some fall decor and make pumpkin bread...

I had a birthday gift I needed to do something for and I found a recipe on Pintrest that sounded like just the thing to me...

Pumpkin Latte Syrup

1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 1/2 cups of water
4 Cinnamon Sticks
1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
3 Tbsp Pumpkin puree

Dissolve sugar in water.  Add in remaining ingredients and simmer for about 10 minutes.

  Strain with fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. 

Put in jars and refrigerate.


Use 1/2 cup very strong coffee (or 1 shot of espresso), 2 tbsp of the syrup and 1 cup of milk.  Warm milk and syrup before adding to coffee. 

I also made some caramel coffee syrup, it was even easier...

Caramel syrup

3 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 jar caramel ice cream topping

Cook over medium heat till all sugar dissolved.  Con't simmering about 4 minutes.  Pour into jars and refrigerate.

Both of those plus some cake balls and pumpkin candle went into the birthday gift I needed..

All my spare time this weekend has been spend taking pictures of the girls and friends...
They decided this good weather was a great time for pictures...










There was way more crazy pictures like this one than good ones...
Man the weekend went fast!!!
But I'll have good Pumpkin spice Lattes every morning this week...


1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Ooo, thanks for posting the DIY pumpkin spice latte stuff. Awesome - I'm going to have to make that myself!