It's currently 11:36 p.m. on Sunday night. I'm watching The Social Network (random guilty pleasure) and trying to get this post finished as my eyelids get heavier and heavier over my eyes.
Fall cooking and baking, homecoming activities, wedding talk, game day and a cajun brunch sums up last week. I welcomed fall dishes with open arms. The cool fall temps are also getting me in the mood. Homecoming events took place all week including a Barre 3 class on Thursday's chilly morning. I may have had frozen toes by the end, but it was fun shaking and quaking with friends and classmates. Kappa took victory at the pep rally, OU lost in the game, I carb loaded on game day food then kept the merriment going at the new cajun restaurant in town.
I was on a role of 4 to 5 posts a week since school started again, but last week was a struggle to get things posted. It wasn't a crazy busy week or anything, but the lack of motivation was apparent. I was able to get two great posts out that I hope you took a peek at, but hold on this week because Monday through Friday is stacked with posts! My first giveaway is going down along with some fall foodie features.
-First batch of ginger cookies for the season. Mom used to always make these cookies at the first sign of fall! Try this similar recipe.
-Red Curried Lentils over rice with a dollop of greek yogurt. Out with the summer salads and in with the warm and fuzzy dishes. I used this recipe.
-Sleepytime tea and an almond butter graham cracker sandwich has quickly become a part of my bedtime routine. Also pictured is my new Paris mug brought back from mom and pop's Europe adventures and my newest Blogging for Books shipment. A Beautiful Mess "Happy Handmade Home" DIY book!
-Barre3 made it's way to Norman last week to teach a class as a part of homecoming week!
-B3 was accompanied by Kind snacks. Free bars and granola parfaits for everyone who walked by!
-My take on How Sweet It Is's Autumn Avocado Toast. Smashed avo, sliced granny smiths, cashews, feta, salt, pepper and honey!
-Another autumn entree! Roasted acorn squash with quinoa salad. Recipe will be posted later this week!
-After a month and a half of practicing 4 times a week, it was so much fun performing then winning 1st place at the homecoming pep rally!
-Despite the OU loss, it didn't stop us from a great game day.
-First time at Jax, a new creole soul food restaurant on campus. The seafood fondue to start.
-Drool worthy trio of gumbo, jambalaya and etouffée. Jax is rivaling as my new favorite Norman restaurant.
-I told myself I would only buy the things on my list, but you know that's just not how it goes when you step inside target. All the fall themed foods make my weak until I cave. Pumpkin Chobani, Pumpkin spice baking morsels, salted caramel almonds and a caramel almond sea salt Kind bar.