Friday, December 11, 2009

Seasonal Food

I was just thinking as I was making myself yet another bowl of Chili...

Why do I crave certain foods certain times of the year?

I mean is there some unwritten law that I would be breaking if I wanted a Shamrock shake in October? I blame the restaurants for only serving certain items at certain times of the year.
I am serious... *SIGH*

Here is my list of Winter Goodies/must haves...


Pumpkin Pie

Candy Canes

Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Muffins

Reese's Christmas Trees
I don't really crave these any other time of the year(OK, maybe the Pumpkin Muffins), but come Fall & Winter they need to be available or this Crazy Lady is on a Mission to find them quickly!

What are some of your seasonal favorites?

Frantically Searching The Target Shelves For Christmas Trees,


  1. Hot chocolate. Turkey. Appetizers and Christmas cookies. I don't even really thinking about them at any other time, but they have to be a part of fall and winter!

  2. I'm right there with ya on the pumpkin pie & hot chocolate! I have never tried the Reeses Christmas, but thanks a lot, now I HAVE to try one. I absolutely live for the finger foods this time of year at all the parties: cheese balls everywhere you turn, sausage balls, meatballs (come to think of it, why are all these things in the shape of a ball?) One thing I can NOT tolerate this time of year is Egg Nog, YUCK!

  3. know I love ALL those things too...the only thing that I have to add is the Starbucks pumpkin bread...DELISH...Can I come over for dinner at your house tonight!!! ;)

  4. lol. i totally wanted chili this summer. shaun told me i couldn't because it wasn't cold. soup is good all year to me. but i love hot cocoa the most in winter. :0)

  5. Oh YUM...Is it wrong to be craving all of those at 7:35 in the early morning?! I am all over those PB tress and put the candy canes and hot chocolate and YUMMY! I agree...why can't I have a shamrock shake anytime I want?! lol

  6. I love those Reese's trees!I have bought {and nearly ate}6 packs this year.That is a good question {why do we crave certain foods with the seasons}?

  7. Ok you had me until the Reese's Christmas Trees. I have never seen those. I must be living under a rock. So I'm out the door in a few to hunt them down! Wonder if Super Walmart has them?


  8. Those are definate must haves for winter, especially the Reese's trees:-)

  9. Hot chocolate is one of my favorites as soon as it starts to get cool! I love pumpkin stuff too...but only around Thanksgiving. Any other time it just seems weird! I LOVE sugar cookies at Christmas time too!

  10. I've been craving chocolate chip cookies, but I'm trying to put it off as long as I can.

    But chili & soup are great winter fare for us.

  11. hot chocolate and mint chocolate anything for me.

  12. I love these that you've listed as well as Candy Cane kisses my new all time favorite, as well as anything made with dark chocolate like chocolate covered cherries or even a Caramel Spiced Cider from Starbucks. Yummy comfort!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  13. I could indulge in every one of those foods. Love the chili! I usually need a peppermint mocha, or winter white chocolate coffee too.

  14. Seasonal favorites? You know my answer: Starbucks Gingerbread lattes. I also love, love, loooove holiday cookies.

    We had chili last night. That's yummy, too.

  15. Fudge, soups, buckeyes (chocolate covered pb balls). :D

  16. Chocolate Oranges All the WAY!!!!!

  17. I am SOOOOO with you on this list!!!

    Great job!


  18. I start craving chili in the fall but by this time of year I am usually just thinking take me out to eat. I do not want to have to cook anything else right now. :) Peppermint mocha creamer in my coffee is a must though. Love it!

  19. I'm with ya on wanting chili all the time right now! I can't get enough! Luckily for my family tho, I can't make it to suit me, so I just have to wait for potlucks and such! lol

  20. Ditto Mimi!!! I wish I would have seen this yesterday. I was at Target and saw those little peanutty Christmas trees.

    Another one of our winter faves is homemade beef and veggie soup. I actually came home last night and Brad had a pot of it waiting for me. Yummy. It sure did hit the spot after being out shopping and fighting the crowds.


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