Thursday, September 26, 2013

that shit is gonna look so seasonal*

It is FALL, beezies and bruthamen, which means only squash and butter and sage and orange things and scarves and apples and boots from here on out.  It is fall, and the air is getting crisper, and it sort of smells like fire outside, do you know what I mean?  And while you don't have to love sweaters --- if you don't love sweaters I will still respect you --- just understand that if that's true for you then your opinion is wrong.  Ok.  Great.  Autumn officially welcomed and initiated.  Haters far far far to the left.

Here is an easy way to put fall directly into your mouth.

Pumpkin pie spice is a one stop shop to oral autumngasm (ew I'm sorry) (not sor-- no, yeah, I'm sorry).  A mix of cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg, it is all goodness all the time.
You should shake it (plus some agave or honey for sweetness) into your nonfat greek yogurt right this very instant.

And, as no fall-flavored breakfast item should go topless:

Crunchy Oat Crumble
based on the topping part of this Bon Ap recipe

1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds (Would have been pepitas but Safeway doesn't have them???????!? Safeway is uninvited to fall. Safeway, go stand with the haters.)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
one shake of nutmeg

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Toss all ingredients in a bowl, then spread evenly on a baking sheet and toast on the bottom rack for 10 minutes.  Allow to cool completely before using or storing.

This makes a lot but you're not upset because think of tomorrow.

If you ***wanted*** you could put pumpkin pie spice directly into this thing, that would probably rock.  But since I knew I was blending it into my yogurt I refrained.  You do you.

OMGGGGG what are you gonna be for Halloween??!

Scheming in the corner and drinking a chai,

*this, obviously.

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