Such a nice weekend!! I’m finally starting to feel better too. This head/sinus thing has really stuck around. We had a really fun night Saturday with Pat, Natalie, Peter + Michelle. Too bad I didn’t bring my camera because there were some of the most amazing costumes I have ever seen!!
I hopped on the bike today for a little over an hour but took it really slow. It felt great to do something active, besides walking the doggers.
I took a weekend hiatus from oats, to make this magical breakfast again.
I only made a triple decker this time because I used Ezekial English muffins, which are a bit more substantial.
Banana was layered in between the muffins and pumpkin butter + maple syrup + walnuts were smothered on top.
What a breakfast!! This kept me full for hours.
I was determined to carve a pumpkin this year, but didn’t feel up to it all week. I thought I was doomed because pumpkin carving tools were nowhere to be found. Well, at least not at Target or Walmart. Where do you get them??? However, I decided the pumpkin was going to get carved 1 way or another…so I got out a steak knife, a large spoon, and an xacto knife.
I love the smell of big pumpkins and the gooey guts!!!
I had a hard time remembering pumpkin carving rules, like cutting the top at an angle, so it sits properly when you put it back on. I drew my face on the pumpkin with a pen and messed up the mouth area a little bit. At first, I carved the whole mouth out, which messed up when I added the other features to the pumpkin…luckily, I was able to stick the mouth back in to get the final look I wanted.
Sweet + salty, cinnamon pumpkin seeds were roasted.
And sooo delicious!! I just tossed them with a little safflower oil, cinnamon, cane sugar, and a pinch of salt. Roasted them at 300* for about 45min. Deeeeeeeelish. My stomach is grumbling from all the fibrous seeds. Wooooooops.
Today was the first day I couldn’t wait for the sun to set!!!
My pumpkin says “FEEEEEEEED MEEEEEEEE!!!”
Not too shabby, since I haven’t carved a pumpkin in about 8 years!
This week is a little hectic…gotta finish some things tonight. See you tomorrow with a breakfast recipe that will knock your socks off. Pumpkin included.