Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday Recap

So today I tried something new and split my run into two parts.  It's a simple thing really that has never occurred to me until I read Kara's blog.  I actually liked breaking the longer run into two mini-runs.  Both of the mini-runs were done on the treadmill and I kept myself at a 10 min/mile or better the entire time.  I was pretty pleased with my performance.

To celebrate a run well done, I decided to make some delicious pumpkin bread with Julia.  It's a recipe that I saw on the Fitnessista's Blog and modified it a bit.

Pumpkin-Almond-Chocolate Bread

-2 cups whole wheat flour
-2 teaspoon baking powder
-1/4 teaspoon sea salt
-3 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
-1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
-1 cup pumpkin
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1 cup milk
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 teaspoon molasses
-2 eggs
-1/2 cup chopped almonds

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Add the chocolate chips and almonds and stir.  Next, add in the remaining ingredients and mix to fully incorporate all the goods.  Bake in a loaf pan at 325 degrees for one hour.

Julia is a fan
It would have been soo much better with walnuts instead of almonds but I didn't have any :(  Oh well, perfect excuse to try the recipe out again!  I now have a big can of pumpkin that needs to be used up so I see some pumpkin pancakes in my future too.

I am finally feeling like the start of the holiday season is upon us.  I put up my Halloween decorations, cooked some pumpkin bread and made some circus squash for dinner.

I absolutely love baked squash with a drizzle of honey!  This was a circus squash that I got from the farmer's market last weekend.  I don't think I cooked this one quite long enough so it still had a bit of crunch to it.  I liked it and Julia seemed to like it too.  I served up some chicken pasta and squash for dinner and the only thing left on her plate were a few bits of pasta :)

Today was overall pretty good.  I felt like I got some stuff accomplished and got to spend some quality time with Julia too.  Now it's off to bed!

Do you split your workouts into multiple parts? 

1 comment:

  1. I want that bread! Sounds amazingly amazing! I never would have thought of adding chocolate chips to pumpkin bread. Yummmmmmm


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