A pumpkin shortage.
I was a little slow on the uptake, which is especially unfortunate since I have been craving the tastes of fall wayyy before today. Nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice... *sigh*
To satisfy this craving I searched everywhere for canned pumpkin. Trader Joes, Wegmans, everywhere! The only thing in the stores were cans of the pumpkin pie filling, filled with extra sugar and who knows what! I ended up at Giant today after work, and the shelves were empty...except for this
One can of pumpkin.
One dented can of pumpkin.But I was desperate and bought it anyways. You bet that I will be using it this weekend. ; )
P.S. I also got this to satisfy the pumpkin craving
Since I couldn't experience fall through pumpkin (non-latte/beer form!), a nice, cozy dinner was the second best! I was craving something hearty, yet easy to make after a long day at work.
Marinara Pasta Bake
1/4 cup chopped mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped mozzarella
handful of basil, thinly sliced
1 cup of cooked pasta
parmesan cheese, optional
Preheat oven to 400 F. Cook pasta according to the directions (subtract 2 minutes from the cooking time so it won't overcook in the oven!). Meanwhile, prepare and chop ingredients.
After pasta is cooked, pour into a baking dish. Pour sauce, mushrooms, mozzarella, and basil in the dish as well. Mix well.
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