Sorry for the late post, but its a good one with lots of pictures. 🙂
Tonight I tagged along with Caitlin to a Spinning and Yoga class at her gym. I had not been to an actual gym class since junior year of college so it was nice to get back to my roots. I forgot how intense spinning is! I wish I could take that class every week, I really feel like I got worked. Yoga was also refreshing and relaxing, I forgot how released I feel after I leave. I loved the contrast of the two different classes back to back. We went from super intense to nice and mellow. A great work out!
Before my work out I knew I was going to be eating dinner late and had a pretty tough work out ahead of me so I made a pretty hefty snack that I knew would keep me from wanting to chew my arm off between spinning and doing downward dog.
I made a Cashew Butter/ Almond Pizza. I topped a Flat Out wrap with a mixture of cashew butter, applesauce, and apple slices and broiled it in the oven for a few minutes. I started to check my e-mail after I put it in the oven and sort of forgot about it until I started to smell it burning. Luckily just the edges were black so I managed to pick those off and the rest was perfect.
My snack did and awesome job keeping me fueled, but once we returned to Caitlin’s after 9:00 I was more then ready to have dinner. We quickly threw together a dinner of microwavable left overs that worked perfectly.
On my plate I had broccoli, rotisserie chicken, sweet potato and brown rice. This meal was perfectly and oddly had me thinking about Thanksgiving and how happy I am its just around the corner. 🙂
I brought some Lentil cookies over for Caitlin to try and I couldn’t resist having two of my own. 🙂
Once we were fed, it was pumpkin carving time!
Caitlin was ready to start stabbing.
Look how great of a job Cailtin did cleaning out all the stringys?!?!?
I usually give up once all of the pumpkin seeds are removed, but Caitlin took it full throttle and not only completely cleaned hers out, but did mine as well. I was impressed!
Almost done! ( Don’t I look lovely after my gym trip?!?!)
Our finished Pumpkins!
Jackie and Jack….. they’re going to have such cute Gords one day, don’t you think?!?!?!
You can’t carve pumpkins without baking pumpkin seeds!!!
We decided to get creative with our seeds and divided them up into three different flavors that we seasoned with the following:
- Sweet – Brown Sugar, Maple Sryup, Cinnamon
- Spicy – Chili Powder, Paprika, Garlic Salt, EVOO
- Salty – Salt, Garlic Salt, Evoo
We spread the seeds on a baking sheet and put them in the oven at 380 degrees for 25 minutes, turning once at the half way mark.
I could not resist a small sample of all of our flavors.
They were all great and unique! I especially liked the sweet ones. The spicy ones weren’t exactly spicy, but they were still very flavorful and enjoyable. When it comes time to bake your pumpkin seeds, I suggest you get creative with the seasoning as well. 🙂
Wow, its definitely past my bed time! I have a nice long run planned in the morning so I will see you after a late breakfast. Good Night!!