Guys, the autumn season is really growing on me. Not that I didn’t like it before, but it really is amazing just how “fall-ish” the East coast is- the turning leaves, the cool, crisp weather, and not to mention pumpkins everywhere! I also guarantee that either pumpkin or squash (the food) will be making consistent appearances on the blog for the duration of the fall season.
Speaking of which, for What I Ate Wednesday, let’s do a recap of my recent meals from the past few days, which, surprise surprise, are seasonally inspired!
Yesterday some of my teammates went to a farmer’s market type place, and Gabriella brought me back some pureed butternut squash!
I don’t think there was any cream in it, but the vegetable was pureed so much that it tasted incredibly creamy, almost like a dessert!
It’s official, I’m in love with a butternut squash. (But that’s nothing new, is it?)
After practice, a few of us went to Olives, Princeton’s go-to lunch spot for both townies and college students. I ordered a lentil, kale, and sweet potato stew, which filled me riiiiight up.
After dinner last night, both the men’s and women’s loaded up on a school bus which took us to an activity centre for some team bonding.
For about 2 hours, we bowled, laser-tagged, and arcade gamed until we were utterly exhausted. I guess a day of practice and games will do that to ya!
I wasn’t quite sure how my bowling abilities would measure up against the others, so I really had no expectations going in. I have a sad confession to make: after about 6 bowls (?), my forearm became fatigued and I resorted mainly to “granny style” bowling. I will not be taking up professional bowling, friends.
My morning meal today was also quite seasonally inspired, thanks to some Pumpkin Spice Chobani Greek yogurt I picked up the other day at Wegmans.
- a handful of rolled oats
- plain 2%Fage Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup Pumpkin Spice Chobani Greek yogurt
- 1.5 Tbsp chia seeds
- ~1/2 cup nonfat milk
I didn’t get done with practice today until about 3 pm, so needless to say I was hungry. Once again, I headed to Olives again, this time with Alex and Olivia, where I selected 2 kale salads, one with pumpkin ravioli, and the other with chicken and shrimp.
I also got two pieces of sweet potato on top 😀
And now I’m in the library writing up this post before I try and do a little thesis work. So far it’s been pretty difficult to get my imaging software to work (it’s this program called ImageJ), and it seems to be pretty touchy, so I’m hoping that one of my friends can help me out.
Well that’s most of the exciting news on my end, have a great rest of your Wednesday!
Have you been enjoying any fall foods lately? If so, which ones?
Have you ever been lasertagging/bowling?