Monday, September 6, 2010

Ending of the Summer

No, summer can’t be over yet!!! I remember the last day of school like it was yesterday, with the girls getting off the bus with their backpacks stuffed with another school year behind them and the anticipation for what the summer was about to hold for! So long summer of 2010 it was wonderful while it lasted! Looking forward to see what the Fall has in store for us, I hope it has something to do with pumpkin muffins, hot soups simmering on the stove, warm apple crisp and beautiful foliage!
This morning was the coolest it has been in awhile so I was in the mood for some warm oatmeal on the stove! I searched some blogs and came across Kath’s (Kath Eats Real Food) Carrot Cake Oatmeal.  HELLO!!! If you like dessert for breakfast then you HAVE to try this recipe!!!  It was so easy and quick to make the only down side for me was I had to share it with hubby. :(   I literally was counting the spoonfuls between the two of us, I didn’t want to get jipped of any of this delicious goodness!! lol
This dish  is definitely drool worthy!! :D
After breakfast I did the 30 Day Shred and then we decided to take the girls and dogs on a hike. We packed a lunch with Veggies and hummus wrapped in a whole wheat wrap for us and barney butter sandwiches for the girls.
We didn’t hike very far, Jordyn’s allergies started to act up so we called it a day before it was ruined! One thing I don’t look forward to with Fall is ragweed. :(
Dinner was courtesy of another blogger, Jessica from How Sweet It Is! A few weeks ago she made Buffalo chicken burgers so I knew I had to try them since I am such a sucker for anything with buffalo wing sauce!
The burgers were so easy to make and delicious! I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, I omitted the cheese, added some scallions to the burgers then dressed them with lettuce and tomato and made my own ranch dressing. YUM!!!! :) Can’t forget the steak fries with parmesan cheese!!
What a great way to end a beautiful summer!!
Hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend! I am starting week 2 of Couch to 5K tomorrow, can’t wait!!


  1. Good luck with week 2!!!
    Your wrap looks awesome!! And you have such a cute family!!

  2. Your fries look yummy! How did you cook them? I can never get my fries crispy enough without burning them :(

  3. It looks like you had a fantastic Labor Day! Allergies are miserable, and I'm pretty sure my friend is just allergic to the Poconos in general. But what a cute family hike!

  4. I don't want to think of it as the end of summer!!!

    Great pictures of the family and food! Those burgers sound awesome!

  5. All that food looks delicious. I can't believe I've never tried carrot cake oats before actually! And it is crazy that this summer is already to an end.

  6. It is so windy and chilly in MN today, it feels like Fall already! Goodbye Summer!

    Those chicken sandwiches look really good, and so do your steak fries!

  7. what a beautiful hike! and all the food looks incredible!

  8. Your carrot cake oatmeal looks delicious! I love all things carrot cake. It was such gorgeous weather for hiking this weekend - can't wait till the leaves start changing in Mass!

  9. Wow, those burgers look tasty. I'm not a big fan of chicken, but I bet this could get me to change my mind.
    It's still in the triple digits here, so not feeling the oatmeal love yet.

  10. There is just something blissful about buffalo sauce and ranch dressing, it's ALWAYS a good idea. Glad to see your Labor Day was fun and family full!

  11. @DebaRooRoo Can't wait to try the carrot cake oatmeal. Although I'm sad summer is over, it's a perfect treat for breakfast to welcome in the fall!

  12. That looks like a great breakfast!

  13. I gave you an award today on my blog here.

  14. That oatmeal sounds great! I guess there are a few things to look forward to about the change in seasons, but it is always hard to say goodbye to summer!

  15. Your dinner looks amazing and I totally want to try the carrot cake oatmeal.

    I love Autumn. Pumpkins and apple crisp! Yum!

    I totally feel Jordyn's pain with the allergies. Allergies can be awful!

  16. I've been wanting to try that carrot cake oatmeal combo! YUM!

  17. That looks like a great combo of burger and fries.