Them there are my two little ‘cooking pumpkins’ on the back porch. Can you see the four and a half inches of rain we’ve gotten today?????? Good gravy, I hate to complain, but do we have to go from near drought conditions to a flood in one day? Really fun with two little dogs who think getting their feet wet is akin to walking across hot coals, and a big fuzzy doggie who doesn’t care how wet he gets, and is very restless without his usual two walks. Okay. I’m over it now.
Back to the pumpkin stuff. I forgot to tell you the other day that I made a really good pumpkin smoothie. Unfortunately I didn’t take a picture because, well because most pumpkin things just don’t look that appetizing to me. But it was really tasty. Here’s the recipe: 1 cup of whey (from draining my yogurt, you could probably substitute 1/2 cup yogurt and 1/2 cup water,) 1 cup almond breeze, about 1/2 cup pumpkin (that happened to be frozen,) 1 banana cube (about 1/2 frozen banana,) 1 frozen apple juice cube, and 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice. Yum yum. Didn’t need any added sweetener with the banana and apple juice.
Today I was restless (cabin fever) and came up with the idea of a pumpkin latte. I think it was better than any I’ve gotten at coffee shops. Okay, so I’ve only ever gotten one at a coffee shop. This was darn good.
Here’s the recipe: 1/2 pkg. Starbuck’s Via iced coffee dissolved in about 1/3 cup of water, 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond breeze, 2-3 Tbsp pumpkin, and about 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice. Heated this all in the microwave for two minutes, and then put it in the blender to whirl it up cause I think that’s what you’re supposed to do with a latte. Topped with a little lite reddi-whip. Mmmm mmm–tasted like pumpkin pie in a cup!
Well, that’s all the pumpkin news I have for now. I did make Lori’s Pumpkin Cranberry protein bars, and they have been quite enjoyable. I think I overcooked them, but I remedied that by putting a couple Tbsps of vanilla ice cream on top…
Here’s one of my favorite veggies and its so simple to cook. Cut up carrots (you don’t have to peel them) and put in a cup with some Mrs. Dash and a little lite butter. Microwave for 2 minutes, check them and then microwave a minute at a time after that until desired doneness. I had the carrots with some zucchini and a small top sirloin steak for lunch.
Red pear for a snack. Isn’t that pretty? Tasty too.
Dinner was not particularly attractive, but quite tasty. The cottage cheese, crushed pineapple, and walnut combo, alongside some roasted cauliflower.
Well I’m hoping my internet quilt show will come on in 20 minutes, so I’ll sign off for now. That reminds me that I still owe you a quilt show report. Maybe tomorrow.