Thanks for the thoughts on the eating habits/going somewhere. It surprised to hear anyone would be offended if someone brought food to their house. To get around that, I would just bring something I would eat for everyone to eat! Everyone has their own tastes, so that is fair I think. It's just awkward when I meet people for the first time and go to hang out and they learn I'm a nutrition freak! And don't get me wrong, I loooove cookies, pizza, all that stuff and eat it occasionally, I have to! and you see what I bake! But overall, I like to eat well. Anyway - thanks for your thoughts!
What pumpkin things are you making for the season? I want to try this pumpkin butter Danica made, and make her muffins too!
POM sent a nice surprise - 2 bottles of POM juice that are coming out early next year - Kiwi Pomegranate Juice and Nectarine Pomegranate Juice. Both were deliciously sweet. I liked the kiwi taste better than the nectarine, but enjoyed both. The different fruits added a nice twist to the POM flavor. I am going to try what Heather did and make ice cubes for smoothies! Thanks for sending, POM!!
Nature's Pride sent 2 loaves of bread via FoodBuzz to all foodbuzz publishers. One is 12 grain and one whole wheat - they are all natural and have no processed ingredients. Big slices, 110 calories, 5 g of fat, and tasty! The ingredients list was a little much for me: whole wheat flour, water, yeast sugar, wheat gluten, cracked wheat, cultured wheat flour, honey, salt, brown sugar, soybean oil, molasses, wheat bran, raisin juice concentrate, vinegar, soy flour, whey, cultured corn solids but I do find it hard to find bread without processed crap or high fructose corn syrup. I like to have as little ingredients as possible, but I would possibly buy this as it hits the shelves.
This weekend is a 16 miler. The weather looks great for it but I'm a little nervous to finish it out. I'm meeting up with the wife of one of Bill's friends from work who did her first half a couple weeks ago. I think she'll be good company (not sure how much she'll run, 13.1 is her highest to date). We're taking Nick to a pumpkin place on Saturday - super excited about this!! Tis the season!