4.10.09

Fall Flavors



I haven't been cooking anything ultra exciting and grandiose lately, but I thought it might be fun to post some of the more day to day things I've been eating lately. I'm probably somewhat inspired by my new favorite blog.

My friend Kelly told me once that she loved how I "eat by the seasons," which is one of the greatest compliments I've ever received. Weird, I know. I LOVE eating seasonally- probably because by the time that specific season come around, it's been a year since I've had a good fruit salad, pumpkin bread, fresh popsicle, hot chocolate, etc. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, perhaps?

So, in lieu of a new, fun, exciting recipe, I'm going to post a couple of fall flavor favorites, to spice up your day to day life.

1.Pumpkin Pie Spice + Coffee- I do my coffee a la french press, but no matter how you brew it, it's great with a heavy-handed dash of pumpkin pie spice. You can make a pseudo-latte by putting 1/3 of a coffee cup full of milk or half and half, plus your sweetener of choice, and then heating it up. Then put a small whisk in the cup and briskly roll it back and forth between your palms until the milk doubles in size. Then add your coffee and top it with pumpkin pie spice.




2. Apple Butter + Cream Of Wheat- Since I'm a low-carb baby, I do a smaller portion of cream of wheat ( 2 T of cream of wheat and 2/3 c of water). After you microwave it, stir in a big spoonful of apple butter. I ADORE apple butter. It makes the beautiful swirl of dark and white and makes a great warm breakfast (or sometimes dinner) when you crave comfort food. (The picture has crushed walnuts on top for protein.)



3. The last one is still in the idea stage- I've been wanting to make some homemade cinnamon rolls with lots of fall spices instead of just cinnamon. My friend Brian has a great bread recipe, so when I have time soon I'm going to give that a whirl- it will probably end
up here when I do make that, so keep an eye open for that.

I've got lots of ideas spinning around in my head, so as the fall months progress, I'll be making more of my fall favorites- cranberry nut bread, pumpkin dip, mulled cider, the list goes on and on!

sink or swim?- can I say neither and both?

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Just wanted to let your readers know that I gave you said inspired new blog=)