So anyway, I had a pretty excellent Saturday. I woke up and realized I needed some granola in my life, and decided to make some pumpkin granola. It's tasty! Here's the recipe.
Makes about 3 1/2 cups of granola (but you can double the recipe if you want more).
2 cups of rolled oats
1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup pecans
1/2 cup canned, pureed pumpkin
1/4 cup maple syrup
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet (I lined mine with foil) with cooking spray. Mix all ingredients well in a medium sized bowl, til clusters start to form. Spread evenly on cookie sheet. Bake for an hour, but stir mixture every 20 minutes. Enjoy!
Following consumption of some granola, I went for a slightly longer than 3 mile run.
I also made a loose training plan for a turkey trot, so hopefully you will see me doing some more consistent running this month and getting ready for a race finally!
I assembled a salad with arugala, leftover grilled chicken, artichoke hearts, and apple for lunch.
I ran some errands for my Halloween costume, picking up markers and double sided tape, then got a hair cut. I actually did something slightly more drastic than I have for a while. I kind of wanted a long bob, and to get rid of layers, so that's what I asked for. My hair is kind of short again, and I'm not really sure I've grasped that yet!
Here's a picture of me in my costume, you can kind of see the hair under my hat.
(Photo from Caitlin)
Do you know who I am?
I'm Mario, from Super Mario Brothers! This one came together pretty easily, because I have these overalls from like 1996, a red shirt, some cheap white gloves, a red Ohio State hat that I covered with poster board and an "M", and some brown boots. I decided I didn't care about going the sexy route this Halloween, obviously ;)
I attended my friend Michelle's Bite Night party. There were some fun costumes.
Top: Black Swan, Olive Oil, Clemson fan, drunk Rachel (from Friends), vampire.
Bottom: German girl, me as Mario holding Cooper dressed as a squirrel, masquerade mask, and a stag.
Caitlin and Kristien.
Sara and Kevin as Popeye and Olive Oil. The even had cans of spinach they used to hold their drinks!
Nicole was a late arrival, and came as a dark fairy. I loved her wig!
We had a chili bar with all the fixings.
I had a blend of meat and veggie chili with cheese, sour cream, and avocado.
And some of Jen's apple crisp with Breyer's Vanilla ice cream.
I also had a pumpkin beer and some cider.
It was a fun night!
Did you dress up for Halloween this year? What were you?