Happy Fall Ya’All! That is what came across my mind this morning when I woke up and it was DARK, RAINY and WINDY. I did try to hit snooze and pretend I didn’t have to get up but that only lasted ummm 9 minutes LOL. I hopped out of bed and braved our first rainy day with 56 mph winds in the Bay.
I whipped up a fast, warm bowl of comfort for breakfast in the microwave 🙂
1/2 Quaker Old Fashioned Oatmeal
1 c water
1 Tbsp ground flax seed
1/2 banana cooked in and 1/2 on top
1 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Berry Blend
Dashes of cinnamon
1 Tbsp freshly ground almond butter
Breakfast kept me going all morning until my sushi date with my friend. She just got back from Hawaii (*jealous*) so she spilled all the details. I can’t wait for our vacay now 🙂
We opted for Sushi Yu since it was next to the Over The Top Froyo Shop. I’ve been dying to try their pumpkin but they were CLOSED today 🙁 We didn’t find out of course until after getting soaked in the rain ~ bummer! We could’ve had GOOD sushi at Sushi Mambo!
For lunch, I started off with a warm bowl of miso soup with grass tea (that is what I think green tea tastes like).
I had a couple of this Gyoza’s ~ they were eh, ok, but, not really good at all.
We shared a YU rol that was HUGE! It had Salmon, Tuna, Crab, Shrimp, Cucumber, Green Onions and a sorta spicy sauce.
I went back to work froyo-less and didn’t end up having an afternoon snack since I was STILL pouting over the yogurt. LOL….Actually though, lunch held me over pretty good.
When I got home, I whipped up a batch of my latest Pumpkin Muffin Creations and pulled out two things to make up a fast dinner.
Trader Joe’s Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage & Monterey Pasta Co Rainbow Tortellini
The nutritionals are awesome on the sausage and eh ok on the tortellini.
But, we all know I bought it for the color! I had bought 2 containers awhile back when they were on sale and put them in the freezer. AFTER I put them in the water, I read that they said to unthaw them first – oops!
I browned up I sliced and browned the TJ’s sausage.
Removed it from the pan and added a little olive oil with yellow bell pepper, purple bell pepper, red and white onion and button mushrooms.
After the veggies were soft, I added the sausage back, plus spinach plus the cooked tortellini with a small scoop of the pasta water.
Wahhhlaaahhh ~ Tortellini Toss! I really just had a bunch of veggies to use up and needed something that cooked up fast ~ it works!
I topped it with a little shaved parmesan ~ mmmmm delish!
Plus, some of The Husband’s leftover salad with AVOCADO!
Since The Husband had to work late, I dined with our pumpkin family. They all say Hi!
After dinner, I quickly did the dishes and headed out to do my speech. I had so much fun with these ladies. I was all worried I would run out of things to talk about, but, they were full of questions and I think they all want to start blogging now 🙂 It was great sharing my blogging experience and that of my friends with how blogging has had a positive impact on our lives.
When I got back, I had one of the muffins I baked earlier ~ a Pumpkin Pomegranate Muffin!!! Super moist, dense with crunchy sweet tartness from the POM seeds! SO GOOD ~ these would be amazing topped with homemade pumpkin butter! Recipe coming this week!
I also snacked on a few Haribo Gummy Bears that The Husband got me yesterday while watching The Biggest Loser. Is it wrong that I ate candy while watching the show?! LOL
Can I just say I am SOOO ANNOYED with their choice of who they sent home?! What is wrong with the Bob’s Blue team!!!
Tomorrow is another fun filled busy day! Make sure you check back tomorrow first thing as I am announcing my BIG Giveaway this week! Ok, here is a hint…..
Do you all remember when the fantastic Peeps at Yoplait sent me those amazing 0 Point Fiber 1 Yoplait 50 calorie yogurts?? Tomorrow morning I will be giving away FREE 4 packs to the first 50 people who…….check back at 7 AM and you could be a WINNER!!!
See you in the AM!!!! Nite all!