A Farmer’s (Market) Breakfast — Whoopie!
Every Thursday and Sunday, there’s a farmer’s market outside of Columbia. I’ve been meaning to post something exclusively on that, but it seems like every Thursday, skies are gray and it’s not quite “lingering” weather.
Still, a gray sky never stops me from getting a lot of my Thursday meals from the market, especially breakfast. There are a host of options, but my favorite are those from Meredith’s Bread, a bakery based out of Kingston, NY. My treats of choice this morning were the pumpkin cookies. They’re almost like little cakes, with a subtle pumpkin flavor — great for me, since I hate pumpkin sweets that taste like you’re eating a scented candle.
As I was gorging on them in class today, it struck me that they would make excellent Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. For the filling, mix 8 oz. of softened cream cheese and a 1/2-cup of canned pumpkin (like Libby’s) with a little orange zest and some nutmeg for a pumpkin-tastic Whoopie Pie.
Or, go for a honey-walnut flavored cream cheese, which you can find in many grocery stores nowadays. Nice and easy.
Fun Fact of the Day (courtesy of that oh-so-trusty source, Wikipedia): Apparently the Whoopie Pie got its name because Amish women would bake the pies and put them in their husbands’ lunch boxes. When their husbands would find them, they’d shout “Whoopie!”