Monday Musings…3rd October 2022…

Welcome to Monday Musings…Monday Musings is where normally I share some things that have thrilled me, made me think or smile or even have a mini-rant but generally it is my happy place and I hope yours…October is upon us…Halloween is coming…It’s National Cookbook Month and starting today 3rd-9th is National Curry week…smile…tomorrow 4th is National Taco Day and cinnamon roll day…I do love a nice cinnamon roll…

Today I’m starting with some good news…

Restrictions on where shops in England can display junk food came into effect on 1st October 2022…

Products that are high in fat, salt and sugar can no longer be placed in prominent locations such as shop entrances and tills.

But a proposed ban on multibuy deals for junk food – such as “buy one, get one free” offers – is being delayed until October 2023… it’s not good enough for me…Is it good enough for you?

I think given the current climate and food crisis around the world … multi-buy deals should be healthy food, not crap…

October is when many cultures start thinking of Halloween and decorating their front porches…There are many pumpkins on sale and hollowed out they make lovely lights and everyone makes pumpkin pies plus all the Pumpkin Spice mixes start appearing …but forget about pumpkin spiced cookies and pies…How about Spam?

Spam is very popular…even here…Ahhhhh but did you know that there was a limited edition can of spam spiced up with Pumpkin Spices..neither did I until I came across John’s Blog Post…John loves cooking and experimenting and sometimes it is with some weird flavour combinations but always fun and informative posts…Please head over to John’s Blog by clicking the highlighted link below.

It’s time for Pumpkin Spice Spam – It’s Real! Here’s My “Pumpkin Spice Spam And Tillamook Cheddar Bread” Recipe!

Please click the highlighted link below …this is especially for all the spam lovers out there…you are in for a treat…

https://johnrieber.com/2019/10/31/ive-got-a-can-of-pumpkin-spice-spam-happy-halloween-heres-what-i-made-with-it-pumpkin-spice-spam-recipes/spam-with-pumpkin-spice-special-edition/

That’s all for today on Monday Musings…as always I look forward to your comments… If you are in the path of any hurricanes pr typhoons then please stay safe and warm…xx

32 thoughts on “Monday Musings…3rd October 2022…

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  2. alexcraigie

    My love for Halloween has grown with the children! We have acquired some lovely traditions through the years and, pre-Covid, dunked for apples, took bites out of bagels dangling from a string and carved increasingly intricate pumpkins. The pumpkin get-togethers continued in the garden during Covid and our eldest grandchild in her final year at university intends to carve one there this year. We always have a delicious pumpkin soup made with the flesh and some vegan chocolate and pumpkin brownies.
    (I’m not tempted by spam whether it’s pumpkin spiced or not!)

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Neither am I Trish but I know many who are and its different…I never grew up celebrating Halloween we celebrated Guy Fawkes and harvest festival it is very popular in America and gradually has been picked up by the marketing gurus and started in the UK..it is lovely that you have acquired some lovely traditions through the years that makes it so much more special…I’m sure your grandaughters pumpkin will be spectacular I also make pumpkin soup not because of Halloween but just because they are in season…

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      1. alexcraigie

        Like you, the autumn was one for celebrating the harvest festival and Guy Fawkes. It was a holiday on the west coast of Ireland in 1988 that started it for us – they knew how to celebrate Halloween in all its glory, including witches hanging from trees and telegraph poles and US style pumpkin carving. xx

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  3. petespringerauthor

    Fascinating idea about not placing junk food in highly visible areas. I would imagine there are some gray areas as to what qualifies as junk food.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I can think of one straight away , Pete..this is something parents especially have been asking to be addressed for many years….however as it doesn’t apply to buy 1 get one free until (2023)my guess is that they will go on the till area..call me an old sceptic but I have been around too long…smile,,,

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Its processed meat Luna and I personally don’t eat it but many do including my other half…Pumpkin spice I do like though…Hope that helps 🙂

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      It doesn’t tempt me either… ☺ however I do like pumpkin spice and love Johns sense of food adventure plus spam is loved by many and John mentiones that other meat like ham could be pumpkin spiced.. Have a lovely week, Marian 🤗

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Yes its a step forward, Sue… Smile… There are many firsts over at Johns blog.. He loves to seek, experiment and share… Always a food adventure I never know what to expect and fun… I love to learn.. Have a lovely week, Sue xxx

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  5. johnrieber

    Carol, thank you for sharing my story – and for explaining that I try to share a wide variety of food recipes – but since it is October, and Pumpkin Spice “everything” is now pervasive, it’s actually a good recipe that can be adapted to use any sort of ham, w which is how Patricia Wells makes it…as for the ban on heavily processed food promotions, that is great…I always appreciate how you focus on healthy food – not low fat, healthy…real ingredients, no additives!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      You are very welcome, John…I love how you discover some of the foods you do..not always to my palate but nonetheless interesting and informative and often wacky and exciting…Thank you for your kind words I try hard to find healthy tasty alternatives for my recipes it’s in my DNA.smile…

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