October 7, 2013

MIMM #13-A Pumpkin Filled Weekend

Well first of all, this is my 100th blog post-what?! If you would have asked me almost a year ago (this week!) when I started this blog if I'd still be blogging away consistently I probably would have said no. Crazy.

My weekend was full of lots of relaxation and smiling. That's a nice change of pace. Here is my MIMM pumpkin themed weekend recap!


Marvelous is a nice, final long run with my training group Saturday morning-it was bit hotter than it has been which made for a sweaty run.  

I stopped by the local running store and finally met Sarah in person. The Brooks Running people were there with their Run Happy Island touring van, and I won ANOTHER pair of Brooks shoes of my choice. SA-WEET and oh so marvelous

Marvelous is going pumpkin picking with my boyfriend and getting three huge, bright orange pumpkins. It was a nice farm where you could go in the patch and pick your own pumpkins. They also had a huge corn maze and farm animals. 


It's amazing how many types of gourds and squash they grow-like this ginormous butternut squash. 


Marvelous is spending the afternoon tasting pumpkin beers including my favorite-Southern Tier Pumpking on draft. 

Last night I made this marvelous and healthy bacon pumpkin pasta from A Pinch of Yum and even my boyfriend couldn't believe it was healthy because of how creamy and tasty it was-I should have doubled the batch! I added extra bacon and used almondmilk instead of evaporated milk. I also added some sauteed spinach into the mix to get some more veggies.  Delicious.

To end the pumpkin-filled weekend, I made pumpkin spice donuts I found on Sarah's blog, Ingredients of a Fit Chick here. They were a yummy dessert to end a marvelous weekend! I made a little frosting with some cream cheese, greek yogurt, and vanilla-flavored liquid stevia.   


 Oh and I went through a box of these pumpkin pastries from Trader Joe's on my latest trip to pick up some autumnal goodies. They are delicious-like a pumpkin flavored brown sugar poptart. I wrote that box off as carb-loading :)


What is your favorite pumpkin treat?


  1. holy wow that pasta looks amazing!!

  2. Soooo next time we hang out we will actually have to get our picture taken, preferably when I'm not working ;) I still can't believe how lucky you are with the shoe thing! That is seriously so awesome. Pumpkin donuts sound perfect right now. I ate a pumpkin cookie yesterday and fell in love.

    1. Yes, yes-send me your digits! I know the shoe thing is crazy-totally unexpected. Pumpkin sweets are the best :)

  3. Another pair of shoes? Aren't you just one lucky gal )

  4. Where did you guys go pumpkin picking? That would be a super fun weekend activity!

  5. I love pop tarts I used to eat them every night when I was a kid (prob wasn't a good idea) I haven't had one in years now but I do want to eat a pumpkin one ohhhh and a peanut butter one! I just don't need a whole box! haha

  6. OKAY - THAT Butternut SQUASH takes the cake!!!!!! I would buy it just because it's so flipping big. LOL. That's what she said. Yes yes I did!