Thursday, October 27, 2011

Food Friday

This pumpkin dip is so yummy. My Mama introduced me to it some years back and since then I have made an excuse each year to make it around Halloween & Thanksgiving. It is fun, easy and a crowd pleaser. It is great served with ginger snaps and apples. This would be a great weekend to whip some up!

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon frozen orange juice concentrate

Directions
In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Gradually mix in the pumpkin. Stir in the cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and orange juice until smooth and well blended. Chill until serving.


Aren't these so cute?! I was making these for Henry's Halloween party at school, but while in Walmart gathering supplies for them the bell went off in my head and the red light beamed bright in my eyes. NO...they are made with peanut butter! So with a defeated mom face, I bought iced sugar cookies from the bakery and saved myself time in the kitchen. I will not win the "Mother of the Halloween party" award because I noticed at drop off this morning that some dear mother has brought homemade orange popcorn balls wrapped in pumpkin faced plastic bags, tied with clever, festive ribbon. I made goodie bags though....so, maybe, just maybe I will win runner up this afternoon at the party! :)

My cute little foodie had a dinner date at the Chick last night with his best girl, Piper Jo. I just love her middle name...but, of course! She and Henry have been together since the infant days at daycare. They are great friends. She also loves to eat, play and get a balloon. They are a pair!

We have a fun weekend planned with a harvest festival at church with a little trunk or treat and then our little duck will go out for candy on Monday night. Fun, sugar-filled times ahead! I hope your weekend is filled with a little taste of sugar fun!

Happy Food Friday!
Abby

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