Happy Turkey Day! or Shall I say Gobble Gobble Day? :) After 12 hours of driving and some pit stops for Ninja and my tummy ;) we have arrived in Kansas City. First, I would like to stay that I am the worst food blogger ever- I forgot my camera :( How to capture the foodie adventure?! I have already told my sister that I NEED to use her camera. I am also just an absent minded person, as I forgot shoes (ie. other than my travel loafers). Luckily, my sister and I wear the same size shoe. I am however a good wife ;) as I packed everything that the hubby needed, so he could sleep in before we hit the road.
But one food adventure was already lost- we went to Thai Place-- to eat dinner yesterday. It was a cute restaurant and nice romantic vibe but the food was over-priced for quality that was decent. But I do love Thai food- I had some Crab Rangoons Pad-See-Ew, and some chocolate, cream cheese, coconut wantons (now do not get too excited and you are probably thinking- WHAT? but sadly they were "eh" at best). Do not worry- I would never forget to capture a cupcakery adventure- though I am not sure if I should start just sharing my foodie trips, especially since I have Columbus, Ohio next week.
So- I am assuming that most food bloggers have been preparing for this main event for a while- getting their kitchen ready and their best, new creative recipes to post. I, must be honest- I would love to cook a big, fancy Thanksgiving meal and share my menu (and I plan to...when I host Thanksgiving at my place), but after driving for 12 hours...I just did not want to cook. So we will be doing the forbidden- going out for Thanksgiving Dinner. But, I promise- one day, maybe next year? I will bring out the big guns, hours upon hours of cooking with fancy and creative recipes to share a For the Love of Dessert Thanksgiving.
What will I share in the spirit of Thanksgiving- the hubby's breakfast for this week- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins :)
Preheat Oven to 350F degrees
2 c. of canned pumpkin
2 c. sugar
2/3 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. buttermilk or regular milk
2 tsp. vanilla
2.5 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips
Place cupcake liners in cupcake tray and using an ice cream scoop- fill each cup 3/4 full. The original recipe stated that the muffin rise a lot but mine did not. So I would do at least 3/4 of the way full if not completely. Bake 20-22 minutes.