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Found: Libby’s Canned Pumpkin

On Friday afternoon, my husband was my hero.

Not just because he found me pumpkin (the big cans!), and cleared Target of all of it, but because he cared to love me in that way. 

He tries to live with me in an understanding way, even when he has no idea why I like or do the things that I do! 

Not exactly in context of 1 Peter, but I do appreciate him trying to live with me in an understanding way!

1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

Thanks babe, I promise you will benefit from this find.


Pumpkin Shortage.

I hope not again… last year I bought at least a dozen cans when I found them.

I cant find Libby’s pure pumpkin again this year.  I’ve looked at four stores now.

Fortunately, I had two cans left over from last year.  One was enough to help make this amazing creation

Caramel Pumpkin Gingersnap Crust and for dinner our friend had made salmon with capers and almonds with mashed potatoes and green beans.  it was a good night.

Not to mention in the fall I try to put pumpkin in everything.  I started googling and here is what one person said:

I went online and talked to a Libby’s Representative who told me this:

As you may know, we began the 2010 season with zero inventory levels at all our locations—for the first time in our history. As a result, we made some critical decisions early on: We planted earlier, thus allowing an earlier harvest. We planted more pumpkin, increasing our acreage significantly. We expanded our growing zones. We ran our production facility non-stop once the harvest began in August.  We also shipped more product, earlier.   All of the steps above helped us to restock store shelves in time for the 2010 Thanksgiving holiday and baking season. However, we also heard that consumers bought Libby’s pumpkin with great enthusiasm! While we were glad people were finding the pumpkin they wanted, it did leave us without any reserve of pumpkin for the start of the 2011 season. Unfortunately, this means that we may again experience a shortage of pumpkin sometime in the coming months, which will be alleviated when we begin the next harvest, in mid-August of 2011.

I will be a canned pumpkin hoarder if I find it.


oh the small things of life… haha