Sneaking out of the office early on Friday when you were out of the office Monday through Wednesday is a no go 😦 but it’s okay because once we got home, we made Roasted Veggie Mac and Cheese and all work stress instantly evaporated. Poof! Eating a bowl of comfort food while watching Season 2 of Stranger Things is a happy moment, indeed. And don’t even pretend you weren’t doing the same!
We also carved two of our pumpkins (they’re already all wilty…) and sorry for that blurry photo but it was cold and I was standing outside in my pajamas, so this is the best I could do.
My plate looks like a melty sundae because cold coconut whipped cream + hot off the griddle pancakes = whipped cream waterfall. Will I ever learn? But tasted amazing all the same! Afterwards, we took ourselves to the Union Station Farmers’ Market for the last time this year and I was met with a mixture of sadness that market season was ending and pure delight over finding those baby butternuts.
Who knows what I did all afternoon but later on, we headed to Bobby’s 30th Birthday/Halloween party as Max and Roxanne from A Goofy Movie. All I can say is you don’t realize how much you touch your nose until you can’t touch your nose! Also, I hadn’t dressed up for Halloween in a few years and it felt simultaneously fun and nerve-wracking.
Started Sunday with a pretty latte and even prettier fall leaves ♥ Followed by trips to two different Whole Foods (Whole Foodses?) for cupcake ingredients, but more on that in a moment. When I got back home, Joey had already headed out to watch football so I took that time to do… uh nothing? I read, lunched in the backyard and thought about how it was 70° but supposed to snow the next day.
As for those cupcakes, they’re naturally-dyed. How cool is that?! The cream cheese frosting is made orange by goji berries and the cupcakes themselves get their color from black sesame seeds. I tried to make minis but they stuck in the pan SO BAD that I had to abort mission immediately and just make regular sized ones. Overall, they don’t taste amazing but it seemed like a fun Halloween treat for the office.
What did you do this weekend? Did you (or are you going to) dress up for Halloween?
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I am SO glad I read your blog right before my grocery trip today because I definitely overhauled my meal plan to make that mac ‘n’ cheese tonight. I cannot wait. Also, your cupcakes look delicious! I really wish I had an office to go to right now because we are still trying to cut back on our sweets, but I also really want to bake…maybe I’ll have to start sending out care packages.