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Fall Has… Fallen?

September 18, 2011

I was trying to think of a fall equivalent for “spring has sprung,” but I think it’s pretty weak.  Also, I can’t think clearly when someone is clapping my face between their hands because the Cowboys just scored a touchdown.

Aaaanyways, although I really love summer (I swear your birth season is always your favorite), early fall makes me practically giddy.  If it was longer and didn’t come before that one season that begins with a “W,” it would be even better.

This weekend has been full of all the things that make early fall so near and dear to my heart.


Curry in a hurry to be exact.



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I didn’t actually know what I was doing, I just cooked some onions then added some curry, paprika, soy sauce, water, butternut squash cubes, zucchini moons and when those were done, I tossed in some chickpeas.

There’s nothing more comforting than a hot bowl of curry on a fall day.

Some awesome sandwiches were also made.



Amazing tomato jam.




These sandwiches had it all.  Grilled eggplant, tomato jam, spicy arugula and melty fontina cheese. 




Best part of the week: We needed Italian bread for this recipe so I sent Joey to the grocery store with our list that said, “Ital. bread.”  I guess I wrote the I and t too close together because when he got back he said, “What the heck is Hal bread??”  So funny.  And funnier still that Hal bread was his most recent Google search.

And that Hal bread was so good.

Let’s not talk about the Rockies game we attended on Friday night.  It wasn’t pretty.  I also didn’t recognize 98% of the lineup.

We hit up Oktoberfest afterwards, which is just a giant German festival in downtown Denver.  Everyone is drinking beer in lederhosen.  I forgot mine at home.


Just kidding, only two of those were mine.

Okay savory oats has nothing to do with fall, but I had those this weekend too.  For the first time ever!



 In the mix:

  • rolled oats 
  • cheese       
  • pizza sauce
  • hummus    
  • avocado     
  • s & p         

It was a nice change-up, but sweet oats win in my book.

There was also running, eating, shopping and more eating. 

Seriously though, my 10-mile run went swimmingly and now I can’t stop eating. **More about my run tomorrow!


Does this picture say fall or what?

Happy Sunday!


What was your weekend like?

What says fall to you?

Ever had savory oats?

14 Comments leave one →
  1. September 18, 2011 6:52 PM

    I’m still trying to come around to this whole “fall” situation. It’s gonna take me a while. But your fall eats look great, and I have been getting excited about fall foods. Lovin the new blog look, btw! 🙂

    • September 19, 2011 2:39 PM

      Ha ha you must be the only blogger who isn’t begging for fall to come!

  2. September 18, 2011 7:14 PM

    fall has fallen actually seems pretty creative to me with the leaves falling! 🙂

  3. September 18, 2011 7:45 PM

    10ish miles is one of my favorite distances to run! (<— Would not have said that 3 months ago.) I really enjoy how much you get to eat afterwards, too.

    • September 19, 2011 2:37 PM

      Isn’t it funny how your distance preferences change when you’re training vs. when you’re not?

  4. brittney permalink
    September 19, 2011 5:26 AM

    I’ve never heard of tomato jam before, it looks like pretty fantastic though.
    And don’t you just feel like you’re on top of the world when you have a good run?

    • September 19, 2011 2:33 PM

      I never had either, but it was great! And yes!! That’s one of the reasons why I love running so much.

  5. September 19, 2011 7:11 AM

    I lovelove fall ( and yes it is my birthday season!) Haha great looking eats 🙂

  6. September 19, 2011 7:26 AM

    I am so waiting for fall! I can’t wait to come home to a slow cooker full of soups, chowders, and chili’s…..oh and of course the cooler weather/less humidity thing 🙂

    • September 19, 2011 2:30 PM

      I don’t think I’ve ever been in LA during fall! I can’t imagine what it’s like when it’s not hot and humid!

  7. September 19, 2011 12:21 PM

    Well that is a beautiful avocado in your oats. I want to try that combo! As soon as I find avocados I can afford, grr. And I’m a winter baby, but it is DEFINITELY not my favorite season. Give me summer any day of the year! Although I think I like fall FOOD the best. Pumpkin, hot oats, stews, squash curry 🙂

    • September 19, 2011 2:30 PM

      I completely agree. Summer weather is best, fall food is best.

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