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 bread (the loaf kind)
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?