Happy Spooky Day! (10.31.2008)

Hope everyone has a great halloween and does something mischievous tonight. ;)

First, let me go back to yesterday. I started with a bowl of oats that had too much milk, but once I mixed in some PB - it made it more like peanut butter milky oats, so all was ok.

  • 1/2 c oats
  • too much skim milk
  • almonds (probably too many)
  • raisins
  • spoonful of peanut butter
  • drizzle of maple syrup

At work yesterday, we had a Halloween Bake Sale to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of MD. Such a great, great cause. I went and supported by buying some baked goods! yum.

First, I bought a plate of these Indian sweet treats because it was the only thing on the table I had never tried before. I think it looks like polenta and the consistency is like polenta also. There is a sweet flavor, but not too sweet. The cashew and raisin on top complimented the flavor well. Anyone know what these things are called? Or where I could find a recipe? Or if they are semi-healthy for you?

My second purchase was a sweet potato pie! A former co-worker used to bring these in and I fell in love with them. So GOOD, and as you can see, I had to try a slice of this one immediately. It was not to sweet and not to savory - juusst right.
Last night, the weather was SO much nicer. Sunny, in the 50s, and not too windy. Perfect running weather. We did another 3 miler and then decided to go out and drink some beer in our running clothes. This is one of the reasons why I love Baltimore - I feel like it is a pretty relaxed place where I can feel completely comfortable and normal sitting in a bar in my sweats and a long sleeve t-shirt. nice!

We went to JDs Smokehouse in Canton square (cant seem to find a website for this place) and they were having a bucket beer special, so we sat at the bar and got a bucket of 5 bud lights for $8. Not too bad, especially when you are used to paying $3 a beer.

We decided to split some appetizers to go with our beer. Chicken and vegetable potstickers and then 10 BBQ wings - 5 Golden BBQ and 5 Sweet Baby Rays BBQ. I had 2 Golden (which is like a honey mustard base) and 1 SBR wing and then half of the potstickers - love these things. oh and fries, did I mention seasoned fries come with the potstickers? Those suckers were good and my ultimate weakness.

We also ordered a Texas Brisket Sandwich that came with swiss and mushrooms on a fresh baguette with au jus on the side. I had a few bites just to try it, but I was stuffed. Definitely an indulge night, but it felt good to do it. Need that sometimes. I was shy about taking pictures (AGAIN).

I had a PB and J sandwich on wheat bread for breakfast, with half a banana and brought a HUGE honeycrisp apple for a snack.

Hope everyone is having a great Halloween day!

I almost forgot to mention how my Acorn Squash turned out the other night! Here is a picture of the deliciousness. See the brown sugar/butter goodness in there? I basically dipped the squash in this sauce before each bite. So heavenly.

Later today, I am going to try uploading my first VIDEO to the blog. It is from last year's Turkey Bowl football game. Kevin threw me a deep pass in the corner for a touchdown. It was very exciting! We are going to try and do a repeat at this year's event!


Erica October 31, 2008 at 11:54 AM  

Sweet baby rays is my favorite bbq sauce! Sounds like a fun night! I hope you have a great halloween!

Fitnessista October 31, 2008 at 12:42 PM  

hope you have a happy halloween!
i have no clue what those indian treats are, but i'm a huge fan of all indian food- the sweet potato pie looks delicious as well! :D
have fun tonight!

VeggieGirl October 31, 2008 at 12:53 PM  

GREAT cause for the bake sale!!

Looove the pie, big-ass honeycrisp apple, acorn squash (I baked one too!!)... yum!! :0)

Enjoy your Halloween!!

I Run for Fun October 31, 2008 at 1:04 PM  

Lauren, your acorn squash looks amazing. I am pretty sure the Indian sweet you bought is "Rava kesari". It is a South Indian sweet, made of "rava" or semolina, and I believe it is rich in protein, vitamin B and fibre (usually made out of unenriched semolina), so you made the right choice. It does have a good bit of ghee, though...

Here's the recipe...

It's quite simple to make...the trick is to keep stirring and not letting lumps form in the rava.


lauren October 31, 2008 at 1:35 PM  

erica/Same as my BF - he loves it!

fitnesssista/I love all indian food too - hope you have a fun night too!

veggiegirl/thanks - u too!

i run for fun/That's definitely it! Awesome - thanks so much for the recipe and all the info!

Bridget October 31, 2008 at 1:38 PM  

Sounds so fun!! The run makes the beer and food okay anyways haha. I love BBQ!! I've actually never had sweet potato pie! I'm guessing its like pumpkin? Have a fun Halloween!

tfh October 31, 2008 at 1:57 PM  

Ooh, sweet potato pie is my favorite! I've made those Indian sweets, although mine looked not so pretty. Just sugary but otherwise not too bad healthwise, I think.

Juliet November 1, 2008 at 12:47 AM  

The indian treats look kinda weird. I'm going to India soon so I'm fascinated by Indian food right now. :)

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