Getting a puppy is like having a baby. OBVIOUSLY I know it’s nothing like that in comparison but I’m saying in regards to buying all this stuff for your newest arrival. We literally just found out that we get to bring our puppy home in three weeks. We thought that we were going to have to wait until January or February for one so we haven’t even been thinking about anything puppy related. Well, turns out our breeder had a last-minute snafu with one of her customers and since we were next on the list, she asked if we wanted to take our pup in a few weeks. Um, yes!
We went to the pet store last night and I felt like I was buying stuff for a new baby. Everything in sight I wanted to get even if it was totally unnecessary. By the way, the laser engraving of the name tag is like the coolest thing I’ve ever seen, haha…we were so intrigued. Also, I had to call the vet’s office yesterday and I felt like I was talking about my brand new baby from all the questions they were asking me: “how many weeks old is it?” “what’s its name?” Haha, too funny! We are so so excited!! Gimme your best puppy training tips and the best things to buy! OH, do you dremel or clip your dog’s nails? I think we’re going the dremel route but I’m terrified it’s going to freak the dog out because that thing is so dang loud!
So every year, it’s the same deal for me. If it’s not October, you won’t see a new pumpkin recipe because there are FAR too many establishments out there that jump the gun on the pumpkin and by October (the real pumpkin month) we’re already gagging and wanting peppermint or something.
WELL. Since today is the first day of October, you get blessed with a pumpkin recipe. One that makes a whole ton of breakfast goodness that will last you all week. So you know, you can get your Fall on all week. Grab those plaid scarfs, button up shirts, UGGS, leggings, and North Face jackets and please, skip that Starbucks PSL crap for this pumpkin spice baked oatmeal ;)
Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a 8x8-inch oven-safe casserole dish.
- In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, brown sugar, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking powder, vanilla extract, and milk.
- Using a spatula, fold in the rolled oats and pecans then pour into prepared casserole dish.
- Bake for 45 minutes, uncovered.
- Serve warm with maple syrup drizzled on top.
- Store leftovers in refrigerator in an airtight container.