Monday, October 8, 2012

Pumpkin Cream Cheese

Happy Monday.  I hope that you had a great weekend.  Before I give you the recipe of the day - I thought I would share a couple of my favorite pictures from the weekend.  

My daughter's awesome kick at her soccer game on Saturday,  

and my son's Cross Country race.  Can you tell that I'm proud of them?


It was an absolutely gorgeous weekend in Georgia.  I am so glad that we were able to get outside and enjoy this beautiful Fall weather.

My idea of a perfect breakfast for a crisp Fall morning is a warm bagel from Einstein brothers with pumpkin cream cheese and pumpkin spiced coffee.  

I just happened to be running errands a couple weeks ago and when I passed an Einstien's Bros. Bagel store, I couldn't help but turn the car around and head back for a mid morning snack.  After enjoying my bagel and coffee, I decided to get back in line and get a few more bagels to bring home for my family myself.  
Somehow I managed to resist the urge to eat a second bagel that afternoon but you better believe that the first thing that I did the next morning was I toast up a bagel for breakfast.   I also made some homemade pumpkin cream cheese to spread on freshly toasted wheat bagel.  Ahhh...Fall. 

Einstein bagels are way to good for ordinary cream cheese and I figured this would be a perfect opportunity for me to whip up a batch of pumpkin cream cheese to adorn these delicious bagels.  I didn't use a recipe or even measure my ingredients but I'm sure that you can recreate this recipe for yourself.  

I put pumpkin, light cream cheese, pumpkin pie spice and honey in my mixer.

I beat the mixture with a flat beater and viola - pumpkin cream cheese.  You can adjust the sweetness with honey or agave. 
Yum... pumpkin cream cheese.

So there you have it, a perfect Fall breakfast - a wheat bagel from Einstein's bros. bagels topped with low-fat pumpkin cream cheese, sprinkled with almonds and sitting next to a steaming cup of pumpkin spiced coffee.  Yum.

Store the  remainder of the pumpkin cream cheese in a Tupperware container in the refrigerator. 

I have lots of pumpkin cream cheese leftover but we I ate all of the bagels so it's back to Einstein's to get some more wheat bagels.  (I think this is a never ending cycle.)


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