Monday, September 20, 2010

Is it Fall Yet?

Today, was a beautiful day in Pittsburgh.  We took a nice long walk home from school and enjoyed the crisp fall air.  It's just a great reminder that apple and pumpkin picking is just around the corner.  The leaves are starting to change color and there is an incredible smell in the air that fills your lungs and gives you this amazing feeling that no energy drink can rival.  Today's lunch helps us stay in the autumn mood.
Our main entrée is a home made pumpkin cream cheese sandwich on whole wheat with the crusts cut off because that is the way Molly likes it.  We added a few almonds for protein.

*Individual serving of Pumpkin Cream Cheese - soften about a tablespoon of cream cheese, add one teaspoon of real pumpkin puree, one teaspoon of brown sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon.  Mix and spread on your favorite bread.

Our fruit side is a ginger gold apple sliced very thinly and drizzled with apple juice to avoid browning the apples.  We added a few little leaf sprinkle decorations just for fun!

The vegetable is an assortment of fall colors in the form of mini peppers.  The bit of spice from the peppers will be very complimentary to the flavors in the pumpkin cream cheese.

Our dessert is plain yogurt sweetened with a small amount of real maple syrup.  We sprinkled a little bit of cinnamon on it for an extra treat.

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