When I see the first pumpkin at the market, I know fall is just a twinkle away. Short days and crisp nights are just around the corner, which is also a sign to start making comfort food. Food to nourish our souls, and keep us warm during the long winter months. Most people think of comfort food as being savory, but, it can also be a sweet little bite of love.
Pot de cremes are exactly that; a little bite of love. They are so rich, and flavorful, that you only need a couple bites. Couple weeks ago, I made these pot de cremes with some roasted pumpkin puree. We were in the middle of a big move, somewhat homeless and found ourselves house-sitting for friends. Our lives felt a bit out of sorts, and we yearned for some comfort. While a big pot of soup came to mind, after roasting some pumpkins, we decided something sweet was in order. This pot de creme recipe is simple to make, and easier to eat; we could not stop at just one! It would be really lovely served alongside Thanksgiving giving.
Some of you may have seen some tweets that I am in Austin. I will be here for another week, and Lenny is back home taking care of business. This is the first time we have been apart for more than a few days; it is strange for me not to see him everyday, even though we talk. It is not uncomfortable, just a bit strange. I came down a few days ago to share some time with an old friend, before embarking on a project. Last night we realized we have known each other for 20 years; but, it feels like only yesterday. We have been sharing food, wine, and special time with her lovely teen-age girls (it is making us both relive our youth a bit). It has been really sweet, and comfortable, just as the pot de cremes were. Starting Sunday, I will be stepping out of my comfort zone, and submerging myself in some personal growth. I will be spending a week with some very talented photographers, Lynn, Penny, and Scott, during their Photographic Muse Austin Workshop. I am really excited to submerge myself, and to learn everything that I can in one short week. Hopefully, finding a little time to also share with y’all. In the meantime, make yourself a batch of these pot de cremes.
Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin Pot de Creme
Pumpkin Recipes you should enjoy this fall: