More pumpkin today of course! The Very Best Pumpkin Muffins from Vegan with a Vengeance. They really are the best! I’ve made them hundreds of times, they are our absolute favorites. This time I just substituted a TBS of the Pumpkin Pie Spice I made a few days ago for all the spices.
Silas loves them so much he said they make him do yoga. I don’t know about that, but I did eat 2.
Bonus: Halloween craft. Googly eyes (Siley’s JAM.) on a picture frame with a photo from last Halloween. That pic just won us a $100 giftcard to the halloween store in a local contest.
Last night, I used my new pumpkin pie spice to make Joanna’s Pumpkin Spice Syrup and this morning I am enjoying the best Pumpkin Spice latte of my life! The syrup was super easy to make, just mostly whisking it while it simmered, while I was doing other things. It is delicious! Just sugary enough without tasting like dessert. A definite, but slight, pumpkiny taste. Such a perfect fall feeling! Even though I’m wearing shorts and tshirt in Florida and fall feels very far away. We’ve had a few glimpses so far, but this latte feels more like it.
(don’t worry. I was stopped in traffic.)
Maybe you noticed I have fallen behind on my mofo posts? Maybe not. I kind of knew this would happen with so much going around here on this month. But you know what? It doesn’t actually matter does it? I’ve been reading and enjoying everyone else’s mofo posts on the run (on my phone) and I finally found a day where I can breath again, so here I am! I’m having the urge to go back and write belated posts, so don’t be surprised if I pretend it’s day 19 again.
Today is the day where I realize how soon Halloween is and try to jam a bunch of creepy cute awesome in before the month slips away! I started a little Halloween to do list board on pinterest so I wouldn’t forget all the cute ideas before I made time to do them and we’re slowly making our way through. My house is covered in owls right now. I am not complaining.
First things first. I need to eat all of the pumpkin things. I’m going to need some pumpkin pie spice, right? A quick googling lead me to approximately a zillion blogs telling me that their googling led them to Annie’s Eats for her Pumpkin Pie Spice. Sounds good to me. Done and done. Under 2 minutes and it’s ready to go. Smells so pumpkin spicey, it almost makes me forget how hot it still is here!
The first thing I’ll be making with this spice mix is syrup for my lattes. YUM.
Day 23. (BELATED)
My parents brought us surprise Chinese Takeout! They are THE BEST.
We’ve been eating at the same little place with the same workers for over a decade. Everyone that we’ve taken there gets hooked on it. We always order the same thing, sesame tofu with white rice and spring rolls.
Here’s a pic of the leftovers (so much food!) I ate tonight for dinner.
day 22. (BELATED)
My motto is to always be prepared, so these are the packaged foods that we brought on our last weekend road trip!
Day 21. (BELATED)
Have you seen the thing that everyone is repinning on pinterest about growing green onions on a windowsill by sticking the roots in some water? Well that actually works. I’ve been doing it for months. I planted some outside too in the spring, but the rain destroyed them. The indoor ones just kept going and going!
Here are my most recent growths. The first pic is after 4 days. Look near the bottoms of the stalks and you can see how small they started out! Second pic is after 8 days. I just wash the roots off and change the water once a week or so and they are basically never ending.