Posts tagged ‘breakfast’

October 5, 2011

WIAW & Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

So now that Wednesday’s officially over (well in 3 hours, but I’ll be long asleep by then) I can show you my  eats of the day. As usual I’m linking up with Jenn over at Peas and Crayons! If you haven’t joined in the Wednesday fun – feel free to do so!

Breakfast: 2 slices of topless pumpkin spice bread w/ homemade pumpkin cream cheese

Snack: Apple (picked by me!)

Lunch: Romaine, Artichoke Hearts, Cucumbers, Carrots, Red Onion, Roasted Red Peppers, Tomatoes & Vegetarian Chicken Patty w/ a drizzle of BBQ sauce

Snack: Popcorn

Dinner: Healthy Chipotle knockoff – Brown rice w/ lime juice and cilantro, Grilled chicken flavored with taco seasoning, chopped jalapeno, chopped tomatoes, chopped onions, black beans, corn, cheddar cheese, dollop of greek yogurt and avocado slice

Dessert: 2 Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

I posted on Facebook the other day that I made these cookies and got a lot of requests for the recipe… WELL i have a confession. I made these with 2 ingredients.



No butter, no oil, no eggs…Just the mix and pumpkin. I know, that’s cheating. But it’s good…and when you don’t keep cookies in your house and you are craving one badly you take desperate measures.

This was one of the tastiest desperate measures I’ve ever taken.

QUESTIONS: Do you ever use cake or cookie packages? Admit it!!!

October 3, 2011

Pumpkin Picking and Cream Cheese

Yesterday we got up early and were ready to pick some big ole punkins!! Side note: my mom and my aunts call me punkin 🙂

Adam is such a good sport – not only did he go pumpkin/apple picking during football – but he also lugged this 40 pound pumpkin around the entire farm. It’s huge – and I love it! Even though there was no shortage of pumpkins to pick from, I feel like I found the vintage looking pumpkin I was searching for.

The farm also offered apple picking which I was excited for! I planned our entire menu for the week around them…

Unfortunately there was a shortage of these… Most of the apples were on the ground.

We did find a few usable Macintosh apples

But left with a lot less than expected.

I can still make a couple of the recipes though so it wasn’t a total disappointment.

Before we left for our farm adventure I made us a breakfast that would keep us fueled. Remember the bread I posted about Saturday? I took it out of the package to find this….

Bummmer… All the tops were broken off.  But I was not about to let that ruin my breakfast!

I whipped up some Pumpkin Cream Cheese and toasted the topless slices with this deliciousness.

It was extremely simple and tasted like Fall.

Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese (Vegan or Regular)


  •  8 oz dairy free or regular cream cheese (i used this is not a tub of cream cheese from Trader Joe’s)
  • HEAPING 1/2 cup of pure pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • drizzle of agave nectar
  • Beat everything with mixer until combined
  • Spread on desired item (pumpkin swirl bread is amazing) or eat with your finger. I don’t judge.

Now I need to get back to those apples… Recipe for spaghetti squash lasagna will be tomorrow 🙂

QUESTIONS: What would you make with a bunch of apples? I have a lot of dinner recipes planned, but no dessert. Shocking, I know.