Salted Caramel Sundae with Bananas and Pecan Praline
This is a goofy time of year. It’s the end of August and I am not sure if I should still be eating ice cream and popsicles or if I should be looking at fall recipe books and stocking up on pumpkin.
Actually, this past weekend I ate this salted caramel sundae with bananas and pecan praline while I was bookmarking recipes from fall cookbooks. Talk about jumbling the seasons! With being a food blogger, I am always eager for the next season, well.. I am mainly just eager to make oatmeal and dishes with lots of pumpkin, but I am dreading what comes after fall… winter. So I am trying to remind myself to enjoy the last few weeks of August without jumping too far ahead. But I am already guilty of pinning fall and halloween recipes onto my Pinterest boards. I am still putting off buying canned pumpkin until at least September and if I can, I am hoping to hold off posting any pumpkin related recipes until October.. or at least the last week of September. While food bloggers love jumping the gun on the next season, I am not sure if everyone else does, so I am trying to be mindful about what recipes I post until it’s actually fall.
But this will be our last ice cream recipe for the summer! But just because this is the last ice cream recipe doesn’t mean any of us should stop eating ice cream – ice cream is totally a year round food. It’s been really fun celebrating summer at home and on the blog this year. I bought a popsicle maker at the beginning of the summer and completely want popsicle crazy. I also shared several berry inspired recipes, which I need to make our out of the the pan triple berry pie one more time before the fresh berries disappear in the grocery store. There were also several ice cream treats that made their debut onto the blog. You can see all of our summer recipes right here! As much as I don’t want the summer sun to go away, I am relieved that I won’t have to deal with melting ice cream or dripping popsicles during photo shoots for a while. I am already trying to figure out how I can turn my kitchen into an ice box for next summer so it’s easier to photograph frozen treats. If anyone can loan me an igloo, let me know!
Readers, what are your feelings about the transition between summer and fall?