For Thanksgiving this Thursday I am planning on making stuffing and this pumpkin dessert I've never made but can't stop dreaming about. However:
Canned pumpkin. At this point I would even take the plain canned pumpkin instead of the pumpkin pie kind. I'm that desperate. And yes, I know you can make your own from an actual pumpkin but remember? Pumpkins cost $30 here.
PLACES I'VE LOOKED
Sharjah Co-op. It wasn't there. Not even close.
Carrefour. I got really excited when I saw strawberry, apple, and some kind of currant pie filling. But no pumpkin.
Spinneys. More weird British pie fillings. No pumpkin pie filling.
Here's what else I can't find, of all things: sage, the spice. The spice section here literally progresses like so: parsley, rosemary, thyme. It messes up the song AND leaves me without what I need. Maybe if they cleared out a few of the five million kinds of cumin in stock they'd have room for my precious essential stuffing spice.
I did manage to find evaporated milk (Spinneys), yellow cake mix (Sharjah Co-op), and the other spices I needed (Carrefour). Though really with these recipes it's all or nothing.
PLAN OF ACTION
The rumor at the Sahara Centre Spinneys is that the King Faisal Spinneys has the pumpkin stuff. And my neighbor has sage. Let's see if I can pull this together in time for Thursday!