Thank you for all your notes and comments on my Path to Now post – I appreciate them and can’t wait to post the rest! It has just about taken everything out of me to write all of this out over the past couple of weeks.
We had our first frost of the year – can you believe it? It was so chilly yesterday, I should have figured we would wake up to icy windows and silver-tipped grass.
At least today is beautiful! In the mid-50s and sunny, unlike yesterday. I think that run may happen today :)
Pancake Monday was back in full force in our house today.
I made a batch of pancakes using this mix:
It’s not 100% whole wheat, but it’s pretty good and I don’t want to waste it so that’s what I’ve been using.
Today, I went with some layered pancakes.
2 normal pancakes and 1 baby one on top (the last of the batter) with 1 Tbsp (total) of cinnamon raisin pb slathered in between each pancake.
For the topping, I diced up a tiny, local gala apple and microwaved it in a bowl with some cinnamon for a 1:30.
Once it was softened, I stirred 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup into the apple and put all of that on top of the pancake tower.
I love pancakes. And melty peanut butter just makes them even better.
Even after that breakfast, I was even more excited for lunch!
One of my fun food finds this weekend was none other than a kabocha, aka buttercup, squash.
I followed Heather’s roasting instructions, but only sliced up 1/2 of the squash and left this half intact. I needed a soup bowl for lunch :)
The squash turned out perfect and was the most delicious little soup bowl.
I heated up a serving of my black bean soup and added the last of my roasted brussel sprouts for a completely fall-themed lunch.
The kabocha IS SO GOOD! I’m so glad I finally found it here. I will definitely be buying it again.
I feel so productive today!
I’ve been working all morning, have a load of laundry going, roasted all of this squash, already have dinner planned out, ran by the post office, and am planning on doing some cleaning before my lunch break is over.
I think the sun shining is helping me out – it just makes me want to move.
What’s your weather like today?
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