It is crazy to believe that this weekend is already Canadian thanksgiving.
It seems like just yesterday I was beginning a new school year, and a new job and now I’m already a month and a half in to teaching.
I’ve welcomed the fall weather with a big cosy cable-knit sweater hug and pumpkin spice candles. Although this week it was more like summer with highs of 20+ outside. On these days I have no idea what to wear because right now my closet is in a huge transition between seasons. I’m struggling to put away the summer clothes and coax the sweaters and and jackets out of their hiding spot, tucked away in a large container under our bed.
I love finding sweaters and dresses from last year that I had forgotten about, it’s like shopping in your own closet (which I know Adam will be happy about 😉 .) Though he did call that I would say “I need to buy some new boots,” and in my defence I do wear my shoes hard. Adam says it’s because I am such a fast/fervent walker. I’ll admit I can out-walk anyone, and I pound the pavement.
Every pair of TOMS or BOBS that I own have a large hole in the big toe where I drive my foot into. And every pair of boots has a tongue-flapping sole that is barely hanging on. This is not ideal when it begins to
rain pour here in Vancouver. The tongue begins to lap up the water, drawing it into my boot. My sock does not stay nice and dry, and wet feet are one of the most uncomfortable things ever. I also have incredibly cold feet, all the time, which cold weather doesn’t help.
Finding the right boot is a big deal for me. I like a plain boot, with not a lot of bells and whistles, i.e. none of the giant buckles or clasps, and definitely no studs. However, it seems the fashion that most boots have these things. So, I begin my search for the perfect tall, skinny, plain black boot. My mom bought me a pair from Old Navy last year that I am currently wearing, holy sole and all until I find a new pair.
Have you found your new Fall boots yet?? Any good deals or favourites?
Another seasonal favourite is Pumpkin. If you follow me on Pinterest, you’ll see I have a Pumpkin Everything board. And yes, everything in our house right now is being made with a little pumpkin. I even threw a heaping tablespoon into my turkey chili on Saturday.
These muffins are wheat free, and dairy free, but incredibly moist. I tossed most of them into the freezer so I could pop one in the microwave for a quick pumpkin snack. I warmed one up yesterday when I got home from work and smeared some almond butter on it. Amazing.
For Thanksgiving this weekend I’m making 2 pumpkin pies, an apple pie and possibly other confections. We have two dinners, one with Adam’s family and one with mine. Adam gets home from Wisconsin Thursday night, and my Mom gets home from Europe on Saturday afternoon. I’m also hoping we can make it to a pumpkin patch this weekend!
What are you making for Thanksgiving??
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- ¼ cups Brown Sugar
- ⅔ cups Canned Pumpkin
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 2 whole Eggs
- 1 Tablespoon Molasses
- 1 1/2 cups Quinoa Flour
- 1/2 cup coconut Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
- 2-3 teaspoons Pumpkin Spice
- +for the topping+
- 3 Tablespoons Rolled Oats
- 2 tsp. Coconut Oil
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Cream together coconut oil and sugars until creamy.
- Beat in pumpkin, coconut milk, eggs, and molasses.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl and mix into the batter. Stir just until combined.
- Fill greased or paper-lined muffin tins 2/3 full of batter.
- Combine the oats, cinnamon and coconut oil together for the oat topping. Sprinkle over tops of muffins.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out dry. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Muffins will be very moist - store on counter for 2-3 days, or you can also freeze them for a quick snack.