Celebrate National Pumpkin Day!

Holy crap. Do you guys even KNOW what today is???

I don’t know how I almost let this one slip through the cracks. I mean, c’mon…

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Ohhhh, how I love me some pumpkin. And just in case you’re as obnoxious about it as I am, here’s a few recipes you may just want to check out to celebrate:

Okay, I swear. I had no idea just how many pumpkin recipes I had up in here?! Hopefully you find something fun to try out. Winking smile


Soooo, in sticking with the pumpkin theme…

First there was today’s breakfast. Hey, surprise! It’s pumpkin and peanut butter…again.


What can I say? I love this stuff. And I’m out of waffles this week.

Then again, I’d eat this in waffles too, sooooo…


Fast forward a little bit to part of lunch.


I say part of lunch because there was also half of a banana and trail mix eaten about an hour before this happened, which was right after I finished today’s workout.


A slightly modified version of my Upper Body Superset Workout + some Sweaty Mess Walking Incline Intervals. Nothing crazy, but I was feelin’ the burn!

So for the rest of lunch, I put together a small veggie plate with celery, grape tomatoes, and cucumbers with roasted red pepper hummus.


Then I also finished up the last of my cottage cheese container. Again – keeping with the pumpkin – I added a generous scoop of regular, canned pumpkin + a small spoonful of pumpkin butter.


But then I realized I needed a little somethin’ else in there, so I added some raisins and the last of a bag of granola.


Leave it to me to take an otherwise savory food and turn it practically into dessert. Winking smile

Of course, lunch would not have been complete without some leftover Sun-Dried Tomato and Mozzarella Bread.


This. Stuff. Is. So. Good.


So I’m pretty psyched about the rest of today. First, I’m headed over to visit mom for a hair appointment; it’s about time to update my color – should I stick with the red again? After that, Jay and I are meeting up with our friends Joe & Kate for happy hour, and THEN we’re hitting up the movie theater to (finally!) see Paranormal Activity 4. Eeeeek, I can’t wait!!

What’s on tap for the weekend, friends? Anything fun??


  1. kristin says

    Let me know what you think of the movie – i watched it lastnight and was a bit disappointed but thats just my opinion – my weekend plans consist of finishing up my daughters halloween costume tonight – her cheer game tomorrow and hopefully, HOPEFULLY i get to relax on sunday.

    have a great weekend

  2. says

    Now this just may be my favorite holiday of the year;) Love pumpkin! Maybe too much…Looks like I’ll be making pumpkin bread today!

  3. Marielle says

    I had no idea it was national pumpkin day! That is so fun! I’m going to try that black bean pumpkin recipe this weekend….yum!
    I haven’t seen the most recent paranormal activity yet…I’m sure it’s good…the last 3 have been quite disturbing!
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  4. Alison says

    National pumpkin day?! Oh YES. I may not be eating any pumpkin today….but I did bake pumpkin muffins for a bake sale tomorrow! :)

  5. says

    Have a great time at the movies! I’m such a wimp when it comes to scary movies and end up not being able to sleep whenever I watch them, so I tend to avoid them. I think the last one I saw was probably The Ring? Gave me nightmares for weeks. I’ve got an exciting weekend of catching up on random errands to look forward to :roll: But there’s always coffee dates with friends and a family dinner to break up the monotony 😀
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  6. Julissa says

    Is pumpkin butter a savory taste? Sweet? Squash-like? I’m trying to figure out what it tastes like before I decide to buy it…

  7. says

    I’m so weary about pumpkin and peanut butter lol i’m not sure why, i usually try anything with peanut butter. cottage cheese and granola is looking bomb though!!
    I’m really wanting to make me some ppumpkin cupcakes now….
    what other colors would you do??
    ahhh! good luck with paranormal activity 4, i can’t even watch the commercials lol
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