Yesterday Dave and I had to pick up some red wine for a pumpkin lasagna that my friend Rosemary made for our ladies luncheon at work one year. This lasagna has become one of our favorite meals because the pumpkin is really subtle and all the flavored together are amazing! But instead of just coming out with a bottle of wine for lasagna, we ended up leaving the store with all this:
I wanted to try some pumpkin cider and there was no way we weren’t leaving the store without the Dogfish Head Sah Tea. We haven’t been able to find anywhere! It has black chai tea and juniper berries-doesn’t it just sound too delicious to resist?! We almost were on our way to the cash register and then it happened…Dave and I both walked by the Dogfish Head Namaste beer we thought it was a necessity since I’m doing my 30 day yoga challenge! Perhaps I should whip this out and drink it right after shavasana?
Once realized we needed to stop picking up every beer we walk by because we may look like alcoholics, we paid an went home. We had the lasagna for dinner last night and are planning on having it for dinner tomorrow night too. I made a chili yesterday (no-it wasn’t pumpkin chili…but I should probably look up a recipe for some) so we can alternate that with the lasagna this week. Both Dave and I are really busy at work this week so I made two really big meals we can eat more than once and also a really easy meal for later in the week.
Even though the chili isn’t pumpkin, I didn’t stop at the lasagna and the cider with the pumpkin craze. Since I’ve been trying to make my coffee at home (at least on the weekdays), I decided to try to make some homemade pumpkin syrup to keep it exciting! I could have just bought some pumpkin coffee to brew myself, but what’s the fun in that?! It was super easy to make and quite tasty! It definitely makes a Monday morning seem much better!
Let’s just hope I don’t turn into a pumpkin later this week…I still have quite a bit of fall to get through! I”ll post the recipes for the lasagna and the pumpkin syrup later-so stay tuned!
Are you a pumpkin addict?
I never used to be, but ever since I graduated college my fall pumpkin addiction has gotten pretty bad!
What is your favorite thing about fall?
Well besides pumpkin-the nice crisp fall air because it is perfect for running!
Do you ever cook in bulk for the week?
I try to make casseroles or big crock pot meals when I know we will be busy. If I cook in bulk of something we like, we are less likely to get lazy when we are busy and eat out every night!