Torrential Tuesday

It’s already Wednesday…well, tomorrow it will be. And the flood warnings will have been called off, finally. It’s been raining torrential cats and dogs each afternoon. Where I go jogging normally is completely underwater. I am hoping the rains will subside and the cooler weather will move in. That *may* be wishful thinking. All this rainy weather has, however, made it look more fallish out. Even wintry. If I squint. Our house is decorated for Halloween. My boys had such a great time putting up all our stuff. I mean, my Bigs had a great time putting up all our stuff. My Smalls had a great time ripping and throwing all our stuff. I love this time of year. It really puts me in the mood to cook meals you’d typically eat this season. Tonight, we are having ham, roasted broccoli, and sweet potatoes. Yum.

My boys’ lunches have that fall time feel, as well. I do declare, this is my favorite time of year!

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For my Bigs, I packed a ham and cheese on whole wheat (with mayo), seasoned corn, “pumpkin pie” yogurt (I mix canned pumpkin with vanilla yogurt and sprinkle with cinnamon), a teeny apple, one soft pumpkin ginger cookie, and a few chocolate covered sunflower seeds (Trader Joe’s). Fun!

While my Bigs is in school, we’ll be meeting up with a friend. I like to pack lunches for the boys when we do that. It saves time and money.

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I need LOTS of snacks to keep my Smalls busy while us adults are trying to maintain a conversation. I packed a peanut butter and pumpkin butter (Trader Joe’s) sandwich, some Inner Peas snacks (TJ’s), one soft pumpkin ginger cookie, a few chocolate covered sunflower seeds (TJ’s), some applesauce,  a banana, and a pumpkin cereal bar (TJ’s).

Hoping your Hump Day is a good one!

Kristin

Soft Pumpkin Ginger Cookies

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It’s just about that time of year where we make loads of cookies and share them, in hopes that our friends will do the same. to spread joy. I’ve already been thinking about what I want to do this year. As per the usual, I am early (I sort of always am, when it comes to food planning, except for dinner planning – I don’t do that, to my dinner demise). I don’t normally like to make more than three kinds of cookies. It becomes overwhelming, especially when I have so many people, with whom I like to share.

I’ve been trying cookies ALLLLL YEARRRR LONNNNG, you know, for research and all. I’ll be sharing my favorite recipes with you.

Yesterday, I made these little beauties.

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I LOVE pumpkin and I LOVE ginger, especially in the form of a soft ginger cookie. These are the best of both – Soft Pumpkin Ginger Cookies.

They screamed my name from the second I found them.

I, naturally, ran out of sugar halfway during my rolling of the balls (at least I had enough for the cookies, themselves!), so I used raw sugar to roll. I actually ended up liking those even more. They were sparkly. These would make such beautiful food gifts this upcoming holiday season. And they are delicious – soft, crunchy from the sugar, full of pumpkin flavor and warmth from spices.

Make them.

http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/pumpkin-gingersnap-cookies/

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Imma go eat one or ten right now.

Kristin