Pumpkin Maple Spice Cake, In Defense of Food, and Thanks

I'm going to keep it short and simple this week. I'm thankful that I got to spend my Thanksgiving with the people I love doing what I love (cooking and baking, not least of all this pumpkin maple spice cake), and I'm thankful that I was able to unplug, slow down, and relax, even while reading the slightly depressing In Defense of FoodI'm also thankful that my uncle eventually told me where he hilariously hid the kale salad I brought to dinner and that now I can listen to instrumental Christmas music at work without hiding my true self. 

 This is the last pumpkin that will cross my lips until next September.

This is the last pumpkin that will cross my lips until next September.

Also that we're over pumpkin. Because we are, right?