Well it happened. The leaves have turned and the geese have flown south! This year the colors are just unbelievable. I can't remember the last time I saw fall colors so vibrant.
I went out of town yesterday and went shopping. I got a new coffee pot because a couple of weeks ago I went to run vinegar through mine to clean it and the next thing I heard was a loud pop. My immediate thought was that the glass pot cracked but then when I checked it out it was fine and held water. I then turned around to all of the vinegar leaking out the bottom of the entire unit! & I hate the smell of vinegar so it was my worst nightmare lol - It must have blown a seal because now it's garbage and can't hold any liquid. So long story short, it was so nice to make a whole pot of coffee this morning! I didn't get anything fancy just your good old fashioned Mr. Coffee 12 cupper; that is all I need!
I came across a pumpkin stand in someone's yard yesterday on my way out of town. I decided to get mine for the year. I got 4 and I just mainly get them for the seeds. I look forward to making roasted pumpkin seeds every year. It's become a tradition! Not only are they tasty, they are good for you too! Here is how I make mine:
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds:
First I gut the pumpkin and pick out all the seeds from the mush and put them in a strainer. After I have collected all of the seeds in the strainer I then rinse them with water to get any excess gunk off. From there I lay them out on paper towel and pat them dry. Some of the seeds will stick to paper towel; I just pick off the ones that do. They don't have to be completely dry but the drier the seed the better they are for quicker roasting. I then put the seeds in a bowl and coat them with a couple tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. I also stir in garlic powder, sea salt and a pinch of black pepper. I lay the seeds on a baking pan in 1 even layer and bake them at 200 degrees for 15 minutes. I then take the seeds out of the oven, stir them around and put them back in at 325 for 15 more minutes. It is so easy to burn them so you have to be very cautious and make sure to keep an eye on them! How do you guys like to roast yours?
H A P P Y F A L L !
You guys can beat me up later; I know I have been horrible with posting lately.
I made frozen yogurt drops the other day and I thought they turned out pretty good! I am not a huge fan of yogurt to begin with but snacked on these with no problem. I put yogurt in a zip lock bag and cut the tip off the corner and dropped the yogurt on to a pan lined with parchment paper. I froze them and then popped them right off the paper to eat. They reminded me of that old fashioned drop candy! Pinterest win lol
Michael and I moved my elliptical/recumbent bike back upstairs from the basement. It was time! (No more excuses!) - I dreaded going down there to work out and it almost seemed easier to not workout when all of my stuff was out of sight. Now I see it every day as a reminder to get my crap together! I am starting a routine where it is the first thing I do when I get home from work. It's the last think I want to do or think about at the end of the day but it needs to be done! I have gotten too far away from my old workout routine.
Monday is the first day of autumn. YUCK! I am dreading winter and that just means we are one step closer. I want to move somewhere where it is warm all year round. I am going to be soaking in all the fresh air I can over these next couple of weeks because I have a feeling there will not be many more.
Halloween is just around the corner too. I have decided I will not be doing anything for Halloween this year. Usually I go all out with decorations but I am not feeling it. It is so much work and I am still recuperating from our wedding!
I was bit by the doodle bug!
My name is Marilyn and I am 27 years old. I have been overweight for most of my life and on May 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 338 pounds. This blog is about my weight-loss journey.