Monday, December 2, 2013

Move Over Pumpkin! Make Room for Gingerbread!

I like pumpkin as much as the next guy.  I LOVE my mother's pumpkin pie.  I like pumpkin bread with walnuts.  I made a pretty tasty pumpkin pasta sauce this year with sage and browned butter.  (Versions are all over Pinterest.)  But I started to get overwhelmed when social media truly showed me my pumpkin options.  We can make ANYTHING pumpkin.

Now, when I search pinterest or instagram for #gingerbread, I see the same inundation of holiday flavors.  But pumpkin was *soo* last month.  It's time for the new holiday!

Gingerbread Latte
Gingerbread Icing
Gingerbread bread (the loaf kind)
Gingerbread Cheesecake
Gingerbread Biscotti
Gingerbread Truffles
Gingerbread Sauce
Gingerbread Playdough

Just to name a few.

Gingerbread has a long history.  I'm glad to see it re-invented, and apparently trending.  But sometimes, I like my cheesecake to taste like cheesecake, or my coffee to taste like coffee...sometimes.

Other times, I do appreciate the holiday treats.  I haven't ordered a gingerbread latte...yet...but it will happen.  I've accepted this.

What flavor should we assign to January?