The day was Thursday, last week. The time was after work. The mission: grocery shopping.
I'm a planner. I plan menus. I make lists. I "research" where to get the best coupon+store sales= deals. On the menu for this last week was pumpkin apple muffins for breakfast. Now I have had some trouble finding pumpkin at Walmart and Target in the past month or so but I figured that since it was fall (well pretty much) stores would have it in stock.
I did my grocery shopping at Target this time and... no pumpkin. So I ran to Walmart (it's right across the street and I had to grab ground turkey anyway). No pumpkin. I went to HyVee to get Honeycrisp apples (because I love them so much and have to have them as soon as they are in season). No pumpkin. I even went to the "health market" side.
I grabbed my apples and went to check out. The check out woman asked if I found everything ok and I told her about the elusive pumpkin. She asked her manager and it turns out (attention please) THERE IS A NATIONAL PUMPKIN SHORTAGE!!! I'm not even kidding. He said they won't have it til mid-October. MID-OCTOBER!! I can't wait that long to eat pumpkin-y things. No I can't. What about pumpkin bars and pumpkin apple muffins and other delicious pumpkin things?
My friend Hannah bought a pumpkin and is going to make her own pumpkin puree Pioneer Woman Style but I can't even find pumpkins... this is the worst!