PUMPKIN SMOOTHIE RECIPE!

I don’t normally go by “how much” to add to my recipes.  I just wing it.  So add everything to taste, and it should turn out just FINE!  This is one of my *LEAST* healthy smoothies lol.

What You’ll Need:

Blender or Smoothie Maker
Cinnamon
Pumpkin Pie Spice (optional)
Ginger (easy on the ginger…it’s STRONG!)
Pumpkin Pie Filling
Vanilla Almond Milk (Sweetened or Unsweetened)
Sugar (I normally don’t add sugar to my smoothies, but this recipe may necessitate it)
Graham Crackers
Whipped Cream

First, ya add the pumpkin pie filling and almond milk, adding it bit-by-bit and putting a few dashes of the spices in between (but HOLD THE SUGAR)!!!

Blend it until it is the desired consistency.

Then taste it.  Add more pumpkin filling to thicken it, or almond milk to make it thinner (or to even the flavour if you’ve added too much spice).

If it isn’t sweet enough, add a little sugar.  Keep adding it little by little until it tastes DELICIOUS!

Put a little in a glass, crumble graham crackers on it (and a smidge of whipped cream), then top with more smoothie (and add as many layers of grahams and whipped cream as you like).  When you’re done layering, TOP WITH WHIPPED CREAM, GRAHAM CRACKER CRUMBLES, AND A DASH OF CINNAMON!

It’s an awesome Autumn treat, even though I’m posting it as we near the Christmas season.  Even so, it is still quite delightful!


Taking a Break from Writing! (and Plants vs. Zombies)!

I’ve been writing like *MAD* lately.  Haven’t gotten around to my blog, though, because I’m focusing on frying the bigger fishies!  But I thought blogging would give me a break from writing, even though they are one and the same, aren’t they?

I have also grown quite fond of this little game called “Plants vs. Zombies”!  I don’t play it often, but when I am draining my brain with writing, word count, grammar, and all the rest of that stuff, I go on Facebook or Youtube (I’m now listening to Gerry Rafferty’s “Right Down The Line”), or I play PVZ.

On a sidenote, I have to say that Gerry Rafferty is just simply *AMAZING*!  I love Baker Street.  And maybe some of the fondness I possess for his music comes from hearing it on Art Bell.  Listening to him takes me back to all those nights when I would do crafts while Art Bell was on, hanging out with someone very special.  It was usually Friday or Saturday night.  Sometimes we’d go grab some fast-food and see a movie, or maybe make our Deluxe Nachos waiting around for it to come on.  Or listen to it and then go out, maybe to IHOP to get a meal in the middle of the night.  It gives me this bittersweet feeling, and I miss that time, even though it’s long gone.  Sometimes I guess you could say I’m still a little devastated that things didn’t pan out the way they were supposed to.  There’s still some pain.  It’s still tender.  Certain things remind me of it and make me wonder what coulda-woulda-shoulda been.  But I think I’m finally able to look back on the good times with fondness (How many times have I used “fond” in any tense in this entry? lol…I’d say “tenderness” but I already said tender, and I used “bittersweet” already…so instead, let’s just say “I get nostalgic” instead.) and just appreciate the fact that I had it, even if it was just for a while.  And Gerry Rafferty gives me that old feeling again, though it does make me miss it.  It was a long time before I could even bear to listen to Art Bell again.

So, even though I haven’t quite healed completely, and I wish I could go back in time and do things over, but the sad fact of the matter is that I can’t.  And the reason I can’t is because I don’t have the funds to build a time machine!  But holding on to your first love isn’t easy.  Maybe I was too immature or selfish, I really don’t know.

But I’m happier now.  There were so many things I wanted to do but couldn’t, and I feel like I finally have freedom to just be ME 😀

And, for the record, if I did have a time machine, I don’t know whether or not I would have done it all over again.  The good times were worth it, but it made the denouement all the more painful.

And while I don’t have a time machine, I still have Gerry Rafferty. ❤