I don't know about you, but I am finding things a bit more confusing than the norm lately. We literally just celebrated Halloween, Election Day turned into Election Week/Month, Christmas music is on the radio, and here in Pennsylvania, it is going to be 70 degrees for the next week. Well, they say, when life gives you lemons, right?
This week I packed fall and Halloween away, and we are currently living in a bare and dusty space. I plan on slowly giving the house a good cleaning with a rag and some Murphys Oil Soap, which always instantly transports me home to my mom's house when I was young, and waiting until it appears to resemble November outside until I pull out the Christmas tubs.
I may or may not put on the Christmas music, and I may or may not check in with the news on tv. I will most certainly put some Pumpkin Spice Latte in the crockpot this weekend so the family can have some when they come back in from packing away all the summer and fall items on our porch and deck. Summer weather in early November makes things like outdoor cleanup much easier.
If you would like to treat your family, or even yourself, here is a delicious recipe for homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte that even those who don't like coffee will enjoy! Right, Marian and Peyton??? I got this recipe from a culinary school a few years ago. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Spice Latte
8 cups milk (I used Almond Milk.)
6 cups freshly brewed coffee
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 cinnamon stick
In your crockpot, whisk everything together, then add the cinnamon stick. Cover and cook on High for 2-4 hours. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.