Friday, November 2, 2012

It's a great pumpkin scone, Charlie Brown!

I'm so glad that it's Friday and that I don't have to work tomorrow.  It's been a long week.  I wasn't moving that well this morning, so instead of making my tea at home and taking it in my travel mug, I stopped at Starbucks.  Anticipating that it would be a crazy day, I went for the big cup. =)  The holiday cups are out, and those always seem so cheery.

Figuring everyone at work would also need a pick-me-up to get through the day, I made them some breakfast.  I don't think I've brought this group scones before.  King Arthur is one of my main sources for scone recipes, and they were featuring pumpkin scones this morning.  I had canned pumpkin and cinnamon chips in the pantry, so I was all set.  I'm definitely becoming a fan of freezing the scones before baking.  The scones end up having a great texture--there were lots of raves at work.  (Plus it works out--I can mix and shape the scones, throw them in the freezer, and shower while they chill and the oven preheats.)  I had one person comment that she wanted to know what my pantry looks like, that I can whip up something like this on a moment's notice. =)

The only downside to the scones is that the nurse at Gillian's school was rather disturbed this morning.  It seems that G picked up a stomach bug, and the nurse isn't used to the results from a student eating something orange for breakfast...  So wish me luck for the weekend.  I really hope no one else comes down with it and that our plans aren't derailed any more than they already have been.  G is already on the mend and asking to eat something besides saltines because she's starving.  Keeping my fingers crossed.


  1. I have to try these. Love pumpkin scones and don't like the recipe I have.

    Hope G is better soon.

  2. So sorry G is not feeling good! Do you think it could be a minor reaction to the flu shot?

  3. I remember when KAF posted this recipe last year....we loved these scones! I'll have tomake them again this weekend. And you glazed them...? Sosorry to hear about G...keeping my fingers crossed with you!

  4. Poor G. And poor nurse. :-( I hope G is feeling much better now.

  5. Wow, those are beyond gorgeous Di, I need to make them sooner rather than later! I think I have a partial bag of cinnamon chips in my pantry begging to be used.

    Sorry to hear about G, hopefully she's on the road to recovery now!