Monday, October 24, 2011

Gut essen!

I haven't posted in awhile because I have been busy subbing which I am happy about! I have been getting called in a lot to sub and the teachers have been getting to know me at a few of the schools in the area so that is really great! Yay!

This weekend was nice and relaxing we had some friends over for dinner and I made german food! Yum! We watched Transformers The Dark of the Moon, it was a pretty good movie but I think the 1st one was the best.

Our German meal! Pork Schnitzel, Cheese Spaetzle, and Sauerkraut

The spaetzle was already made noodles from Aldi! It was very good with Swiss cheese and browned onions on top! Yum! I will be buying this again!
And for dessert a perfert duo for lower cal. brownies with some good nutrition too! :)
What an amazing idea! These really taste good together and you don't add anything else just cake mix and pumpkin and mix together!

Each good size muffin is only 181 calories! :) and tastes like pumpkin brownies! I want to try this with yellow cake or spice cake next!

Last weekend was the PSU vs. Perdue game! It was a great weekend a bit cold and windy but nothing we couldn't handle for tailgating! :) We also went to see the homecoming parade! and PSU won! :)
hanging with friends waiting for the parade to start

after the parade we went to dinner, I forgot to take a picture of my food...I was to hungry so I just wanted to eat! but I had the best beer ever...Creme Brulee Beer! It was crazy how much it tasted like creme brulee! SO GOOD!

PSU marching band!


I always love to visit Happy Valley! :) We will be back again soon!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Butternut Squash Season!

Hey everyone! Well it has been a pretty same ole same ole sort of week. I am still waiting to hear back from the substitute office so I can get started with subbing. I called today twice...I talking to someone who said they were going to input me into the system...then I called back and left a voice mail, because I didn't hear back from them. Maybe it just takes awhile to get on the sub database...I have no idea.

Justin and I went hiking/walking every day of last weekend, since it was a long one and he had Monday off! Saturday was the Botanic Gardens, Sunday was The Core Aboredum, and Monday was Cooper's Rock State Forrest, we hiked several different trails. It was great.

I have been looking around for workout classes in the area and I found a great yoga studio called BlissBlissBliss. I think I am going to check it out and maybe sign up for some classes. I have also looked into some Zumba classes in the area, they are not too far away and I have a flyer for a complimentary class! So I will definitely go!

I have been enjoying some of the yummy foods that we bought at the farmer's market. I did however forget to photograph everything. Yesterday I made a really good sauteed kale recipe, and tonight I made Garlicky Baked Butternut Squash! It turned out amazing! and this was yet another vegtable that my husband "said" he has never had before. And he loved it too. I have always had butternut squash steamed and I really liked it that way when I was little but now I love baking it. It is a little bit more work because you have to peel the squash and the chop it in to small pieces, but this recipe is so worth it and you can find it here: All Recipes: Garlicky Butternut Squash.
The only thing I did not have is the parsley so I added a bit of dried rosemary instead, which was a great choice! I probably prefer it over the parsley.

I will definitely be making this again and soon!

That is Israeli Couscous blend from TJ's with..yes, it is a hot dog, sometimes you just get the craving for a hot dog. Not to mention it was the only dinner meat we had in the house...:)

Here is breakfast and lunch!

Hot Pumpkin Oatmeal

with chia, a few chocolate chips, coconut, and toasted walnuts, and of course pumpkin spice!

Farmer's Market Olive Rosemary Bread, which is addictive I think with Farmstead spreadable cheese. And a Pomegranate Kiwi Salad!

And that was not enough for lunch so later I had some vanilla yogurt with TJ's Fig Butter (YUM and new fave) and more Pomegranate seeds!

This weekend we are headed to PSU for the PSU vs. Perdue game! Excited to share good times, good food, and good drinks with friends! I will have lots of pictures to share! Better go charge my camera batteries.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Farmers Market & WV Botanical Gardens

Happy Saturday! We didn't want to waste this beautiful day so we got up early this morning around 8:30 am to go to the local farmers market for the first time! I forgot my camera but I will bring it next tie so I can take pictures! We also got up because WVU tailgaters were already being noisy outside oh well! I am so glad we went and I know we will be going back every Saturday we can until the winter!

Here is all the yummy food we got! All for approx. $30. Not bad especially for super fresh farm raised food!

I finally got some local honey this guy has several beekeeping sights a 10 mile radius around the town! It is awesome and I have heard it can help a lot with allergies! It tastes very flower and clover-y, very different from generic store bought.

This bread was still warm they had baked it fresh this morning. Olive Rosemary was Justin's pick! My pick a stuff Chibatta with spinach and feta! There was only one left. Glad I grabbed it because it is delish!

Farmstead Cheese! Like a very creamy cream cheese yum! Organic kale in the bag, WV Gold apples they are pretty crisp and sweet, and butternut squash I am going to roast it!
After our trip to the market and back we decided to go check out the WV Botanical Gardens! Which is a lot closer than I thought it would be. Justin always figures out secret ways to get to destinations! I took lots of pictures! :)

On the way to the Gardens!

I love fall but this weather today was more like summer!

Justin! You look good with pretty trees!

I cant wait till the leaves turn brighter colors! We need to come back when they do.

...I don't know, I guess it is an excited face!

Sunshine! Vitamin D :)

We met some friends...

...and disturbed some while eating their lunch. These guys were really eyeballing us!

These 3 pictures are why I love fall! COLOR! also the smell of fall I love and basically everything, who am I kidding!

Justin checking out the creek

telling me cool stuff about the creek!

We stopped and sat on a bench for lunch! The spinach and feta stuffed ciabatta was so good, we still have half left!

a big bag of carrots, which we ate most of already.

WV gold!

shady fellow

an old dam

Justin taking cool time lapse photos

me taking pictures of my mug ;)


and again...

Have a great rest of you Saturday!
What are you planning this weekend? OR have done? Going to join the hubby watch the Penn State Game! Have a great Columbus Day weekend! :)