Earlier this morning, I had to run out and take care of a few errands which happened to include a few stops to pick up some items for our Halloween costumes.
This Saturday we have a Halloween party to attend with some of our favorite Halloween party-goers, so we’re working on finishing up our last minute details. Any guesses on what we might be?
By the time I got home and put away some of the groceries I also picked up, I happened to make a quick glance at our thermostat. Now, it’s no secret that the temperatures are starting to dip up here in the northeast, but all morning I had been feeling extremely chilly. Well, now I realize why…
Below 60 degrees in here?!? Yikes.
Jay and I are trying really hard not to turn on the heat until November 1st, since we’re both sort of cheap and hate paying for it. But if it’s going to continue to stay this cold up in here, I may have to change the plan; especially after looking at the weather forecast for later in the week…
Brrrrr and yuck!
I had originally planned on having a yogurt mess, but right now I’m currently too chilled to the bone to consume anything cold. Lucky for me, I had a nice, hot alternative.
Pumpkin Black Bean Soup, woop!
I froze about half of the batch from the last time I made it and ended up taking it out late last week to have for lunches or last-minute dinners (I had some for lunch on Friday). Today definitely seemed like a perfect day to dig in to the “second” batch, so I enjoyed a big ‘ol bowl of it, along with another slice of pumpkin gingerbread.
I’m pretty positive I’ll find a way to add a slice of that at every meal until it’s gone.
Remember when I showed you guys our pumpkins from yesterday’s Fall Festival?
Well, I left out one very important detail, which Sarah quickly reminded me of this morning. You guys see the three pumpkins on the bottom step? Believe it or not, they are actually FAKE pumpkins.
Sarah and Jeff couldn’t find any real pumpkins on their way over yesterday, so they ended up grabbing a couple of foam pumpkins at the local craft store. You can see Sarah’s fake one here…
The fake pumpkins can actually be carved out with the same tools you would use on a regular pumpkin, only
- You don’t have to deal with the icky pumpkin guts
- You can keep it forever!
Pretty cool, right? Just a little FYI for those of you who commented on your aversion to the icky punkin’ innards.
I’ve got some serious studying to take care of this afternoon, so I gotta run…catch ya later!
Question for the Afternoon:
What are the temperatures like where you are this week? Would you rather they were warmer or cooler?