5 Weeks of Pumpkin Spice: Week 5

Welcome to Week 5 of my pumpkin spice series. This final week I have chosen Pumpkin French Toast Sticks, Pumpkin Pie, andHarvest Quinoa Salad.  For the breakfast dish, I made some pumpkin french toast sticks.  I love some sweet french toast in the mornings.  It’s an easy tasty breakfast and I’m excited to see how it is with pumpkin.  I made pumpkin pie for dessert.  I’ve made apple pie before, but I’ve never made pumpkin pie!  We’ll see how it turns out.  For the dinner dish, I chose a harvest quinoa salad. I love quinoa and butternut squash, so I’m excited to taste this one!

The first I tried was the pumpkin french toast sticks.  I love french toast so I was very excited to try this one.  I used sour dough bread because that’s what I usually use, but it was fresh so it fell apart a little bit.  The recipe itself was pretty simple and the sticks tasted delicious.  However, the next time I make this I will probably just make regular sized french toast instead of sticks.  If you love fall and you love breakfast foods, you definitely need to try this one!

Next I made the pumpkin pie. This was surprisingly easy to make.  I bought a pre-made crust to save some time (I used graham cracker crust).  All you need to do is mix the ingredients together and pour into the crust to bake!  I was able to pull it out of the oven for dessert right at the end of Grey’s Anatomy for my friends and I.

The last dish I made was the harvest quinoa salad.  I wasn’t really sure what to expect with this one!  I think one of my favorite meals is a good quinoa bowl.  This one is made with vegetable stock and then adds in pecans, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, and a pumpkin vinaigrette.  It was pretty easy to throw together.  It’s supposed to be eaten chilled like a salad, but I served it still warm.  I think I prefer it that way, but either way is good!

I hope you enjoy the pumpkin recipes this week! Have you tried any of these or the ones from week 1, week 2, week 3, or week 4?

I hope you enjoyed the 5 Weeks of Pumpkin Spice series!!  Stay tuned for more recipes that I will be trying out for you.  Have a wonderful weekend!

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