Yay for the weekend!
I hope your Saturday is off to a great start! I kicked mine off with a delicious breakfast this morning. I made myself a couple pieces of French toast by dipping two thick slices of wheat bread in a whisked egg + cinnamon, cooked it on the stovetop, and then topped it off with some peanut butter, pumpkin butter, and a light drizzle of maple syrup. Oh boy!
I also treated myself to some pumpkin spice coffee. I’ve been staying away from the coffee for the most part since I found out I was pregnant, but I just couldn’t help myself this morning. I added some pumpkin pie spice in with the coffee grounds, poured a dash of milk in when it was done brewing, and was good to go. I savored every last sip!
I saw a fun fall survey on Annette’s blog yesterday who originally got it from Cait, and I knew I had to jump in on it. I love fall and I love surveys, so it was an easy given that I’d be participating.
Apple picking or pumpkin picking?
I’ve actually never been apple picking! Sad, right? Growing up in Arizona, we didn’t have much opportunity to go apple picking. I honestly think if it’s what I envision it to be, I’d enjoy apple picking more though. Plus, who doesn’t love some fresh off the tree apples?!
Favorite apple recipe?
Favorite pumpkin recipe?
Oh my, this is one of the toughest questions for me because I literally love almost anything pumpkin – particularly desserts and baked goods. My Pumpkin Banana Bread and any sort of pumpkin chocolate chip muffin or a pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese frosting is right up my alley.
Favorite soup recipe?
This is another difficult one… There’s so many soups that I love! My favorites are probably chili, creamy tomato soup, and minestrone soup. Ohh I also love split pea soup. Told you this was a hard one! Serve them in a sourdough bread bowl and they’re even better.
Football: on TV or in the stadium?
Every sport is better live! Watching them on TV can be fun too, especially at a good football party.
Favorite football team to cheer for?
I come from a pretty big football family (Go Green Bay!), and my husband is a die hard Chicago Bears fan (booo!) so we have quite the family rivalry going on. Our child is going to be as confused as ever as to who to root for – ha!
Daylight Savings Time – love it or hate it?
I love “fall back” but hate “spring forward”! An extra hour in my day is always appreciated, but losing an hour? Not so much.
How do your workouts change (if at all) during the fall months?
I love to be outside more as the weather cools off a bit but still isn’t unbearably cold, so I find myself taking more of my workouts outside. I’m actually thinking a run/walk might be on my agenda for this morning!
Favorite Halloween candy?
Obviously Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!
Any fashion essentials for fall weather?
I love boots, sweaters, and scarves! I am definitely in the market for some new brown riding boots this year, but those will most likely have to wait until Christmas.
Do your meals change when the weather changes?
Absolutely! I tend to eat more oatmeal for breakfast, lunches typically stay the same, and dinners include a lot more soups and meals that involve the oven.
Favorite fall dinner?
Hmmm probably some sort of chili or soup with fresh baked bread. Yum!
Favorite fall dessert?
As I said above, a chocolate chip muffin or pumpkin cupcake topped with cream cheese frosting totally hits the spot!
Best thing about fall?
The cool (but not too cold) weather, pumpkin everything, and the changing leaves!
Worst thing about fall?
The shorter days! I do miss the early morning sunshine and longer evenings, but you can’t have it all, right?!
Best thing that will happen in fall 2012?
Quality time with the hubby! Unfortunately we aren’t able to be with family for Thanksgiving this year (we are going down to Arizona for Christmas though – yay!), so I’m trying to remind myself that I need to savor every last bit of time with Cody before we have a little baby in the picture come spring!
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