Confession: I didn’t leave the house yesterday. Like, not even to get the mail.
Nope. Instead, I…
…slept in…after shooing the dog away at 6am.
…did 2 weeks worth of laundry.
…cooked, photographed, and did about a bajillion dishes.
…changed out of my PJ’s before bed…into clean PJ’s.
I watched No Strings Attached and marveled at how stunning Natalie Portman is in that movie. And laughed hysterically when he brought her a “bouquet” of carrots instead of flowers.
I skipped hockey practice because, hey, I had spent ALL DAY being lazy and I wanted to spend time at home with my family for the first time in over a week. Plus, Friday’s dead lifts still have my legs unable to bend comfortably.
My mom missed her hockey time phone call, so after watching a few episodes of Orange is the New Black with Mr. Prevention, I caught up with my parents…my parents who informed my brother that he was being talked about on the blog the other day.
I put my weekend delights in individual tupperware containers so I could be prepared for the week ahead. Now, I just need to remember to actually grab said tupperware before undoubtedly running late this morning as I dash from my 6am workout to the shower and attempt to get to work in time for my 8:30am annual performance review. Just kidding. I won’t be late to that one.
And for the first time this fall, I whipped out the crock pot yesterday. And into it, I threw two of fall’s best offerings: apples and pumpkin.
As could be expected, the result, this Crock Pot Pumpkin Cinnamon Applesauce, was pretty phenomenal. Enjoy!
- 4 lbs apples (9-10 medium), peeled, cored, and quartered
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- juice of 1 lemon
- ½ cup water
- 15 oz can pumpkin puree
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- Add the sliced apples to the crock pot. Add the remaining ingredients, cover, and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
- With a potato masher, mash the soft apples to desired consistency. Allow applesauce to cool to room temperature and store in the refrigerator. Serve chilled.
Workout and work! Knock on wood…this work week looks manageable.