A couple of years ago in college, my roommates and I started a tradition of a party that consisted of eating pumpkin flavored things in the fall. We called it Fall Fest. I know, we're like copy-writing geniuses.
We held fall fest last weekend, and it was delicious.
What's cool about Fall Fest though, is that it's started to grow up with us. We no longer take the bus to Giant Eagle to stock up on pre-made pumpkin flavored treats - this year we made our own pumpkin inspired dishes, with ingredients we bought from stores we drove to in our cars. (Or maybe in our roommates car as is my case...)
This year, the menu included bite sized pumpkin spiced chicken tacos, spicy pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread pudding, homemade pumpkin cookies, a cheese plate, a pumpkin cheesecake, various craft beers, and local cider from Arsenal Cider House, and the best chocolate stout sorbet Precisely has made with his new ice cream maker yet.
I know, right? Fall Fest got fancy!
The best part though, of course was the company. My friends are simply delightful, and I love them. We all scatter to spend time with our families over the upcoming Holidays, and it was really nice to carry on our own tradition and spend time together.