Saturday, November 20

Healthy(er than most) Midnight Snack

Tonight's dinner was later than usual (hence this late, late post). We were watching one of our favorite getting-in-the-Christmas-mood movies, "Home Alone," and while my husband was going back for seconds and thirds of the entree (it was the first time I made Spanish rice-stuffed green peppers - MAJOR hit!), I was craving something just a little sweet and a lot comforting before bedtime. I had some leftover canned pumpkin in a small Corningware dish in the fridge, and I decided to make a little "pumpkin pie" (sans crust) - it hit the spot just right.

About 1 cup of canned organic pumpkin
1/2 to 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (to your taste)
Approx 1 TB Grade B maple syrup (more robust than Grade A - tastes like molasses!)
2 splashes hazelnut milk

Mix everything together with a spoon and microwave until warm, stirring halfway through - I had to do 2 minutes total because of the chilled pumpkin and milk. Top with plain coconut ice cream if you have it; that's what takes it over the top! Please recreate and enjoy as your taste buds require :)