Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall is here! Breakout the Pumpkin!

I love fall!  The weather is a bit cooler making outdoor walks and hikes more pleasant, the trees are pretty, and pumpkin stuff is everywhere! It's a great time of year!  I just try to ignore the inevitable season that follows.  Snow, ugh.  Anyhow today I enjoyed the slightly cooler weather and walked a nice three miles at the soccer field.  It's a great multitasking activity.  I can burn calories and catch up with my friend simultaneously! My husband wasn't going to be home for dinner so I was able to relax and just throw together a quick meal for myself.

I found these chicken sausages at Wal-Mart (yeah, I shop there sometimes, sue me!).  I usually don't eat this type of processed meat but I was sold on the raspberry.  I'm such an easy target for marketers! lol!
So I grilled these up in my favorite cast iron grill pan and paired it with some leftover brown basmati rice and steamed sugar snap peas.  Dinner was served in less than 5 minutes. Simple, fast, and I made enough for lunch tomorrow! Win!
For dessert I made a delicious pumpkin protein smoothie.  Super tasty and fast!  I threw it together while Modern Family was on commercial break! Combine in a blender:

1 cup of coconut milk (or cow, soy, almond, ect)
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (I like the stevia sweetened ones)
1/4 cup pumpkin
cinnamon and ginger

Blend and serve!  :) 

 In another bit of excitement I came home from work and was greeted by my new french press!  My old french press jumped off the counter and commited suicide weekend before last.  I was pretty sad, until I realized I could finally order one in a fun color.  I was leaning heavily towards green but ordered purple at the last second.  I love it and I can't wait to use it!  Hopefully this one will hang around awhile!  

1 comment:

  1. I did the pumpkin smoothie last year.... LOVED it and it tasted just like pumpkin pie... downside? sooooo rich that it's hard to finish