Happy Wednesday my fellow fall-fans! Tuesday was a free-of-work day for me. I decided to spend some time reading for my master thesis and digging into my fall-food-prep. What’s that? you may wonder. It’s my apple sauce and pumpkin puree time. I go through heaps of it each fall. And since apple sauce tastes best homemade and chunky and pumpkin puree is not sold in cans in Germany, the first thing I did Monday morning was buying a huge hokkaido pumpkin and a bag of apples and get cooking.Sadly piling up mason jars for this picture wasn’t the best idea… one fell down afterwards and I did not only break the pretty mason jar but also lost one third of my just prepared apple sauce. Sad stuff.
I forgot how much pumpkin puree you get from only one medium sized hokkaido: this was close to 1 L! Even though I am making two recipes using pumpkin this week I will still have more than enough leftovers for soup or freeze them up for later purpose.
I started my Tuesday morning with a quick coffee and a jam toast before heading out for a run – no picture, in my zombie-like-early-morning-state I forgot that it was time to capture every kernel that goes in my mouth for WIAW purpose.
After a fast 5K and managing to graciously plunge 10 meters from my frontdoor (my thigh is showing off some crazy colors, I can tell you), I seriously needed a soothing bowl of eggy banana oats. And one of my favorite fall breakfasts is oatmeal topped with nut butter and apple sauce. Thanks to Laura I gave the Rapunzel 4-nut-blend a try and love it’s smooth flavor. It’s a bit addictive and I have to remember myself that eating nut butter with a spoon might not be the best idea…
Running makes a girl hungry and only one hour after the bowl of oats my tummy was grumbling again. I whipped up a quick turkey and cheese sandwich with some spinach for crunchyness, added an apple and started working on a recipe for a guest post in October.
A proper warm “lunch” was eaten mid-afternoon. I had some leftover spaghetti squash pasta and half a baked fish filet, which I only needed to reheat. Gosh, I love leftovers. They make life so much easier.
When dinner time came around I wasn’t that hungry. Before heading out for our marketing club meeting I ate a toast with turkey breast and cottage cheese and a side of edamame.
Before bedtime another apple made it’s way into my tummy – I am so apple crazy at the moment. These freshly harvested fall apples really taste like candy. Anyone else noticed the difference?
What are your favorite fall-foods? Are you a fan of leftovers? Any ideas what to do with all the pumpkin puree?