Oh man- how we love this time of year. I am so delighted that Liam and Quinlan share my absolute knee-shaking adoration of Halloween. The make-believe, the creativity, the sweet sultry slip into fall, the treats, the magic….and last but certainly not least: ALL THINGS PUMPKIN! Yes yes yes, the pumpkin spice lattes, but also the pumpkin raviolis, the pumpkin soup, the pumpkin pasta. It’s as if we’ve died and gone to heaven.


Today, to celebrate our own bachannal pumpkin love, we doubled up and made pumpkin milkshakes while we carved our pumpkins and roasted our seeds. True bliss.

The pumpkin milkshake was easy. Here’s what we used:


1 cup vanilla ice cream
¾ cup milk
½ cup pure pumpkin (canned is okay, but not pumpkin pie filling)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
lots of enthusiasm

Just threw it into the blender and voila:

Pumpkin Milkshake


Look at the little men getting into the action, Liam with a full body pumpkin scoop technique, and Quinlan with his usual excavation of the fridge (and subsequent disappearance- where’s Quinlan?

Lost in the Fridge


Later today it’s all costume parades and Halloween parties, but for this blissful hour it’s a full on tribute to our endless love of the pumpkin! And while these two clean up, I’m going to sit back and eat both these trays of pumpkin seeds. Believe it.

pumpkin seeds