Three weeks ago, I needed to go to the grocery store. We were out of the basics: milk, cereal, bread. Our lunches were random assortments of whatever we could scrap together.
Two weeks ago, I still hadn’t gone to the grocery store. Things were looking bleak. Even the peanut butter was gone. Hope was almost lost.
Leave it to me to still have all necessary ingredients for cookies despite there being no edible items left in the cupboards. It’s all about priorities people.
Last week, I finally took a trip to the grocery store. Amidst my long list of needed items, the seasonal aisle called out to me. I quickly dropped two cans of pumpkin in the cart – certain that I could whip up something deliciously autumnal. Sean and I were on our way to recovery from our Survivor-esque weight loss plan – we needed something big to bulk us back up. As soon as I got home, I scavenged around the internet for a recipe for one of Sean’s favorite treats…
Enter: Pumpkin Roll
Unfortunately, I was immediately confronted with a huge stumbling block. I had already thrown all the ingredients in the bowl before reading through the directions (are we sensing a pattern here), when I saw that the recipe called for a jelly roll pan. Excuse me?
Enter: Google images
5 minutes later, I had whipped up my own version with a little aluminum foil and added jelly roll pan to my mental Christmas list.The pumpkin roll process proved to be easier than one would think, and I also got my first opportunity to try my hand at homemade icing.In the end, I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to make a pumpkin roll without incident and Sean was pleasantly surprised that he got to eat it. When he got home from work, I made him promise not to peek in the fridge until after dinner. After our meal, I made him cover his eyes and unveiled my big surprise.