Last night I went to Trader Joe’s in search of:
cinnamon (Fail! What’s up with all the cinnamon sticks?),
and a little neighborly love (Win! Employees at Trader Joe’s are so nice).
It seems like the whole food/healthy living blog community is obsessed with pumpkin. Everyone on Facebook is jubilant over the return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte. I only tried pumpkin pie last year and have never touched a can of pumpkin in my life, but the pie was pretty decent so I figured I’d give this a go.
I went a little too crazy with the pumpkin and the oatmeal seemed to disappear. I decided to split up the serving into two dishes and add a little extra plain oatmeal. Extra cinnamon never hurt anyone.
And just because I was a little nervous about my first big pumpkin breakfast, I decided to bring a little insurance.
Honey drizzle. Hellz, yes. The oatmeal came out amazing, but after Law Firm Fit Club I was seriously craving coffee. (Our trainer, Celine, kicked our ass! 15 minutes of running followed by 40 minutes of intense circuit training.)
I am currently enjoyed the final slurps of a grande soy latte. (Forget the pumpkin spice latte! I’ve got plenty of pumpkin spice of my own!) I also inhaled another shakey shakey smoothie. (Fit club makes me hungry!) Oatmeal will have to be consumed at lunch or as a pm snack.
Does anyone else bring food with them to work and then get distracted by other yummy things? At least I resisted the pumpkin cheese cake muffin staring me in the face while I waited for my latte.
Question of the day:
- Have you caught the pumpkin spirit? What’s your favorite way to enjoy pumpkin?
- Suggestions on what I should I do with the leftover 3/4 can of pumpkin in my fridge?