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…
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:
- Homemade Pumpkin Butter
- Banana Raisin Pumpkin Bread
- Pumpkin Banana Bread
- Protein Pumpkin Breakfast Cake
- Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes
- Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes (<—just made these today for a Halloween party tomorrow!)
- Pumpkin Spice Rice Crispy Treats
- Baked Pasta with Pumpkin, Roasted Veggies, & Chicken
- Pumpkin Black Bean Soup
- Pumpkin Custard Oats
- Pumpkin Caramel Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- Frosted Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake Cookies
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.
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.
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.
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??