Happy Wednesday, bloggies! I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready for this week to be over. It’s way busier than I anticipated with school work and sorority activities. That being said, I may be a bit short on words this week…but I’ll try not to be.
As always, today’s WIAW comes from yesterday. Just a warning- now that I’m looking back on this, I realized I ate a lot of pumpkin. Oh well, you can never have too much of a good thing, right? Thanks again to Jenn for hosting!
For breakfast, I wanted something hot. I guess it didn’t really end up being that way, but it was good all the same. I made a regular batch of oats and mixed in 1/2 cup cottage cheese and tons of cinnamon. I added a scoop of my favorite new Earth Balance peanut butter, and I was good to go. If you’re not a fan of weird textures, you may want to stray away from this.
I ate while checking out some blogs and watching the Today show and Election Day coverage. I also had a banana in the car on the way to class- I lost track of time and was in a hurry!
After class, I headed to Starbucks to get some work done. I’ve been dying to go and study there for the longest time. I used to do it all the time last year, and I missed it. I ordered a grande of the new Thanksgiving Blend with pumpkin spice. It was so good, I definitely want to buy a bag to brew at home.
I got a lot of work done at Starbucks…remember that essay? Totally finished a tentative draft. When I got home, I kept the productivity train going and worked on some other homework while lunch cooked.
I made a pumpkin-hummus pizza. Super easy and quick. I mixed equal parts garlic hummus and pumpkin for the sauce, then added spinach, red onion, mushrooms, and green pepper. I baked it at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. During the last 2 or 3 minutes, I added cheese. When I took it out of the oven, I added some nutritional yeast. Forgot I had it, love the flavor it adds!
Before my late afternoon class, I was STARVING. I made a snack I read about on Tina’s blog, but adjusted it a little. I mashed up one banana, added the last of my pumpkin, cinnamon, and a scoop of almond butter to a mug and microwaved it for 30 seconds. It hit the spot.
I enjoyed a copious amount of grapes after class. I randomly bought them, but am happy I did!
For dinner, I finally decided to use my acorn squash! I made a sausage stuffed acorn squash inspired by a recipe I found on Julie’s blog. I cut the squash in half, deseeded it, and roasted it at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes.
To prepare the stuffing, I sauteed one garlic chicken sausage, spinach, mushrooms, and a chopped onion. Then, I added about 1/2 cup of pasta sauce we had in the fridge (I think it was garlic). I stuffed the squash with my sausage mixture, added some cheese and more nutritional yeast, and I was good to go. I also had some broccoli with sauce on the side…I really love pasta sauce!
I now have the other half of the squash to use…lunch tomorrow? I’m loving being able to use the festive fall squashes in my meals.
We had a meeting for my sorority in the evening so a couple of my sisters and I hit up Starbucks (again!) to get some warm drinks. I had my first peppermint hot chocolate of the season!
When I got back, I sliced up an apple and warmed up almond butter. Warming up nut butters has been my thing has the weather gets colder! I enjoyed my snack with a side of Public Speaking homework and election coverage. No way I stayed up for final results – such an old lady with my sleep schedule.
P.S. I apologize the lighting is absolutely awful in my pictures! #apartmentproblems
What about you? Have any good squash recipes? I’ve got butternut squash fries on the books for next week 🙂 Have a great day!