Saturday, October 24, 2009

~It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown...Week-End

Halloween is almost upon us .I believe you need to do it up right if you are going to do it. I for one hate seeing the "slutty...nurse...teacher...cop..."blah blah blah. Come on ladies first off it demeans & second off IT'S BORING! Ever other woman there will be wearing the same. I would love to see some of these girls put some thought into their outfits. This holiday is for stretching your imagination. Have fun , be child like. So for that feeling I give you. "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." I love The Peanuts Gang & hope you enjoy!

Also enjoy "Charlie Brown It's The Great Pumpkin Mousse Trifle ."


* 3 cups heavy cream
* One 15-ounce can pure pumpkin puree
* 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
* Pinch ground cloves
* Pinch salt
* One 7.5-ounce jar marshmallow cream
* 3 cups chopped gingersnaps and or Dark chocolate , plus for sprinkling
* 3 tablespoons dark rum

For a change
Layer the trifle in juice glasses with vanilla yogurt for a holiday parfait.


Using an electric mixer, beat the cream until stiff. Reserve 2 cups whipped cream for serving; refrigerate until ready to serve.

In a large bowl, stir together the pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Fold in half of the marshmallow cream, then half of the whipped cream. Repeat with the remaining marshmallow cream and whipped cream until combined.

In a medium bowl, sprinkle the gingersnaps with rum.

Spoon one-third of the pumpkin mousse into a clear glass serving bowl, spreading evenly, and sprinkle half of the cookies on top. Repeat with half of the remaining mousse and the remaining cookies, then top with the final layer of mousse. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve, at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours. Just before serving, top with the reserved whipped cream and sprinkle with the crushed gingersnaps.