Seriously, I might turn into a pumpkin! I have been eating a lot of pumpkin lately and really don't plan on stopping anytime soon. It kind of makes my heart sing. I wanted some yogurt and granola for lunch today (yes I know this is usually a breakfast dish, but I love to eat it for lunch some days)...and I ran out of my Trader Joe's gluten-free granola. So of course, I had to make my own. And of course, it had to involve pumpkin :)
BUT FIRST: DID YOU SEE THE NEW ADDITION TO THE BLOG? OUR BUCKET LIST TAB!!! Each week Jeff and I will be checking off 1-2 things of our list and video taping them for you to see as well :) Our first bucket list video will be posted this weekend.
A few small things I am wishing for today...
- I wish fall was our only season.
- I wish my cold would go away.
- I wish it didn't get dark at 4:30 in the afternoon.
- I wish I would win a shopping spree to Anthropologie.
- I wish I was in grad school.
- I wish I didn't have to make up a song about trucks every nap time-I'm running out of ideas. If you know of any good truck songs, send them my way please.
- I wish I could buy a Pumpkin Spice Latte everyday.
- I wish I didn't wish so much and could just be content!
- I'm working on the last one and therefore ending my list now to eat this yummy granola I made for myself.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 cup pecans
- 3/4 cup coconut
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon & sugar
- 1/4 cup (or more) pumpkin butter
- 1/2 cup pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup of almond milk or water
Directions: First, mix all of the dry ingredients together. Next, mix all of the wet ingredients on the stove and heat for a few minutes, until blended well together. Finally, pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir well.
So now I have more than a half of a can of pumpkin left...
Question of the day: What should I make with my leftover can of pumpkin? Share any good recipes you have!
Also, just wanted to let you all know how excited I am for the upcoming holidays! Not only does that mean spending some quality time with friends and family, but it also means time for Christmas cards. This year my family is ordering cards through Shutterfly.com. When I was little, I always loved opening up the mail during Christmas time to see who we would receive cards from. The best cards, of course had pictures on them. Through Shutterfly you can order Christmas cards with or without pictures, and any other holiday cards. Need a fun and meaningful gift idea? You can even design your own calendar to give to someone close to your heart! And don’t think Shutterfly.com is only good for the holidays, you can even use their website to create birthday invitations. I am going to make my photo Christmas card tonight and can’t wait for everyone to see it! You should too :)
Ps. Bloggers can get 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly! http://bit.ly/sfly2010