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!