And they taste pretty good too.
Well the husband has become addicted to pumpkin spice coffee...only problem is that they only sell it at the store around halloween...and they are all out.
I love bringing a smile to that boy's face so I decided to work some magic with the leftover squash from dinner last night.
I saw some recipies on line, but they all had canned pumpkin...and I like the real stuff...so here's my version. The real stuff needs to be blended well so don't skip the immersion blender (or a big blender if you don't have one.) The brown sugar gives it the caramel flavor of fall in a special kind of way.
1 c. mashed pumpkin/orange squash
1c. brown sugar/succant
1.5 cups water
1.5 tsp cinnemon
.5 tsp nutmeg
.25 tsp ginger
.25 tsp allspice
Mix all ingredients in a small pot and blend with an immersion blender. Bring to a boil over medium heat for about 5 minutes and blend again (since you are using real squashes, you need to get all the fiber broken up.) Pour into a mason jar and refrigerate. Mix with coffee/milk and coffee and enjoy.