The Office, anyone? The title comes from one of my favorite episodes when Michael hits the rabies-infected-Meredith with his car. Anyway…on to the eats.
I started my day with some coffee out of my favorite mug. I also had 2 (really tiny…like the size of my fist) pumpkin pancakes and one slice of Ezekiel toast with…
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon clove
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups (15 oz) canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling mix)
- Combine everything except pumpkin in microwave-safe bowl. Mix well, and microwave on high for three minutes.
- Remove from microwave (Carefully!) and stir really well.
- Stir in pumpkin well, and microwave on high 5 minutes.
- Remove from microwave (Even more carefully!), stir, and let cool.
The pumpkin butter totally made this breakfast. That and the Dr. Seuss mug.
I snacked on some Fig Newman’s at 10ish, and then…look how boring my lunch was:
I heart this cookbook. So many of these recipes only require 5-6 ingredients, and they are healthy to boot. It’s produced by the Mennonite community – and I got it as a birthday gift from this girl last year. What a gal…
My Dad called yesterday to tell me that my parents had to put my childhood dog to sleep yesterday. Hannah (aka. Hannie Bannie) was 15 years old – and was my first (and still BEST) running partner. She lived a very full life, and was such a happy and energetic dog. She loved me so much that when I was in Jr. High, she would jump the 6 foot fence in our yard, run to my school, and (somehow!) get inside, and find me in the hallways. I was always SO embarrassed to have to take my DOG to the office and call my mom to pick her up. This happened more than once.
I thought I was finished crying when I went to school this morning, but then someone said something about dogs, and I burst into tears. The good thing about working with 8 year olds is that they are always sympathetic when tears appear, and they unquestioningly understand sadness over a pet.