The pumpkins go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah!
Stocked up, yes?!
I had a lovely photo shoot with my army
Found them at Food Lion (at Ridge Rd + Harris) and wanted to buy even more. There will never be a shortage of pumpkin in this house! Maybe I will even loosen up enough to bake with a can (previously they have been too precious to bake with). They were $1.59 a piece, so I spent $26 on pumpkin. How appropriate for my Fall birthday month. This should last me until spring – when I’m usually sick of it! Mabye a few cans will even last me until next fall!?
Here’s what the general thinks of pumpkin. Boo him!
Upon arriving home (did I mention we BIKED with these pumpkin cans on Matt’s bike rack!?), I broke in
I don’t remember the exact measurements, but I believe it was something like this:
- 1/2 cup pumpkin
- 3/4 cup milk
- 6ish rounds of frozen banana thick slices
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch all spice
BLEND = pumpkin pudding!
Topped with coconut, chia seeds and Hungry Bar
Around 5:15, Matt and I got in a funk. I work all hours of the day. I blog at midnight. Answer comments and take conference calls morning to evening. Sometimes I write articles on Saturday mornings. So really, my workweek doesn’t really have weekends. [And I like it that way!]
However, my body still knows when it’s Friday. And when the rest of the world is celebrating.
We had plans for dinner at home tonight (to curb our restaurant + travel spending). But it just felt so DULL to stay home. And the weather was so nice.
So we went biking – with our destination carefully planned
Yes, it’s already glove weather!! However, within 5 minutes of our bike ride I was already hot.
We arrived downtown
And found ourselves at a BUSTLING free wine tasting! The Market Street Wine Shop has one every Friday, and we were more than excited to find it to be a true event.
We tasted a flight of 3 whites, 4 reds and 2 beers. Loved ‘em all! We discussed during our tastes how extremely excited we are about our trip to California in November. You see, I’m going to the Foodbuzz Festival (for a business trip of course!) but since we’re a bit idle in life right now until we get our business moving forward (which is happening as I type!), we figured now would be a good time to take a bit of a bakery babymoon trip. Matt is going to join me in San Francisco on Sunday and we’re spending 3 days in wine country! Can’t. Wait.
They had cheese + bread at the tasting – excellent appetizer.
Love all the free events we have uncovered in this town. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE living here!?
Once we biked back on home, we did make that planned dinner. Jenna’s Channa Masala! I’ve been meaning to make this recipe for years!
We followed it exactly except I subbed red pepper for onion and we – gasp – were out of coriander! So we used the zest of a lemon and grapefruit instead. Worked quite well!
Loved the recipe!! It was super spicy, as promised, and had great chew!
Wish we had served it with something green – like sauteed collards. But all we had was Flax Oat Bran, which made excellent naan!
Matt and I are now sharing this from the freezer:
Another movie time!?