If you’re going to eat your feelings, it may as well be with Pumpkin Brie

Written by on October 24, 2012 in crazy, Cuisine, Recipes - 17 Comments

Guess who’s still struggling with this?

I will not eat my feelings.

I’m under a lot of stress. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it exciting. It is enough to make me double up on my meds. The stress of maintaining my title as the world’s most brilliant, hilarious and general bad ass blogger is a lot, y’all. (Kidding. I’m not comfortable mentioning here what is truly bothering me. I think it is one of those things that once I get through it I’ll be able to write about it. Right now it is too raw.)

But I digress.

I truly sometimes worry that stress of reaching my goals and that of the pressure I put on myself may kill me before I get to them. At Non-Con a few weeks ago, JC Little spoke about this beautifully. Her words (and pictures) cut through me.

When I think about the stressors, I sometimes feel like I can’t breathe.

So I’m overeating. And trying not to. But even when I’m perfectly full, all I think about is eating more for that few minutes of distraction from what is truly bothering me.

I’ll never understand people who lose their appetites in times of trouble. All I want to do is stuff those feelings down with mounds of cheese and pasta and bread and pumpkin spice everything.

Speaking of which.

If you’re going to eat your feelings, you should probably do it this way:

Pumpkin Brie in Crescent Rolls www.thesouthernspark.com

It’s a pumpkin brie dream world. And I will cut you if you touch mine.

Notice I said “try.” That means you have a bite and I’ll have the rest.

Since I’m not really feeling like sharing, you can make your own by laying Crescent rolls flat on a cookie sheet. Place the wheel of brie (We cut off most of the wax rind because that stuff is safe to eat but straight up nasty, yo.) Put heaping spoonfuls of pumpkin butter evenly on top of the wheel and pull the sides of the Crescent Rolls up and over the cheese to make it into a closed pastry. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-35 minutes. Serve with crackers, apples, or grab it with your grimy paws that can’t wait to stuff it into your brie hole.

Pumpkin Brie in Crescent Rolls

I made two. One is never enough.

You know you want some. Buy some brie.



17 Comments on "If you’re going to eat your feelings, it may as well be with Pumpkin Brie"

  1. thedoseofreality October 24, 2012 at 12:24 pm · Reply

    Holy cow, YUM! Because seriously, YUM. Let’s get together and have girly girl conversation and eat our feelings plus all this delicious Brie, m’kay??!!

    • Tricia October 24, 2012 at 12:41 pm · Reply

      Works for me!

  2. Karen October 24, 2012 at 1:24 pm · Reply

    I’ll join ya, sista. I’m currently drooling over a Blueberry Lemon Glazed Doughnuts recipe – look! I have all the ingredients! Except blueberries, but I can use raspberry jam instead! – which is soooooooo not the answer. But I’m justifying the whole experience by telling myself “I’ll just half the recipe.”

    • Tricia October 24, 2012 at 1:49 pm · Reply

      That sounds gorgeous. If you need a taste tester, you know where to find me.

  3. The Animated Woman October 24, 2012 at 4:51 pm · Reply

    That looks delicious…it nearly distracted me from the pile of work I’m ignoring by surfing the net. *sigh* Oh, the overwhelmption!

    • Tricia October 24, 2012 at 5:40 pm · Reply

      If you eat some, the overwhelmption is better. Promise.

  4. Allison` October 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm · Reply

    yum…gonna try.

    • Tricia October 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm · Reply

      It is so the yum.

  5. Single Mom in the South October 24, 2012 at 9:07 pm · Reply

    Oh Wow! That sounds phenomenal. I’ve walked both sides of the stress fence… eat to feel better and be so stressed I cannot eat. I much prefer the latter.

    • Tricia October 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm · Reply

      I don’t get that. FEED ME!

      • Single Mom in the South October 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm · Reply

        It’s only happened a couple of times… when I was in college and both of my grandfathers got really sick within a week of each other, when I got divorced (good bye baby weight) and last fall when I broke up with a guy… this fall, my grammy being really sick and my dad having a go of things, is apparently not enough!

        • Tricia October 24, 2012 at 9:22 pm · Reply

          Sorry you are having a rough fall. :(

          • Single Mom in the South October 25, 2012 at 6:06 am ·

            Thank you… I wasn’t trying to be Debbie downer… from this perspective it’s almost comical, because it’s like, “phew! I’m gaining weight, so I must not be THAT stressed yet!” :-)

          • Tricia October 25, 2012 at 12:19 pm ·

            Are you kidding me? I wrote a whole post about the stress I’m experiencing and my desire to eat my feelings! It made me feel a little better to know other people cope by abusing food!

  6. Cindy Slafka October 25, 2012 at 12:47 pm · Reply

    Good God, this needs to be made in my house. Pronto. I’m sorry you are feeling the need to stress eat. I’m the same way and have never once been so stressed I couldn’t eat.

  7. Christin October 31, 2012 at 12:08 pm · Reply

    I’m a big time stress eater too! Don’t understand how people can go without eating. Love crescent rolls so I must try this.

    • Tricia October 31, 2012 at 12:29 pm · Reply

      Christin, it’s delicious. Enjoy!

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