This weekend has surrounded three things 1) fall 2) starting my new job and taking in everything that comes with that (hey what’s up major career change) and 3) Will and I’s four year anniversary.
Today, however, it was perfectly fall. And I loved that. I also love daylight savings time- I wanted my morning sun back so badly! I’m willing to trade bright mornings for the fact that the sun is setting as I write this post.
I also made two very fall-y meals this weekend. Both off my recipe bucket list for 2013!
One was a side inspired by these apple bacon stuffed sweet potatoes. Notice that I ended up making mashed sweet potatoes + cinnamon + goat cheese and topped them with sage/honeycrisp apples/bacon… I always fail at restuffing potatoes so I just left the mashed flesh out (how creepy does that sound…)
And the other recipe I followed was for a arugula salad with caramelized squash + pomegrante seeds and a ginger vinaigrette. Holy fall on a plate. So delicious! I was pumped that I made enough to have leftovers. Will was too I added turkey to the salads and man oh man- so tasty. The pecans toasted in pumpkin pie spice were heaven.
Another 2013 bucket list thing of mine was to “buy more flowers” but seeing as I am strapped for cash, I love even more when people get flowers for me! My Mom and Stepdad sent me these beauties to celebrate my new job and I love them.
In other home decor news, I rearranged our fridge to incorporate this new white board (my life is THRILLING). I’ve wanted one on the fridge for a long time. Every day till Thanksgiving, Will and I are going to collaborate and write something we’re thankful for.
And yes- today we are especially thankful for each other seeing as it’s our FOUR YEAR anniversary. As I tweeted out earlier today, time flies when you’re dating your best friend and the greatest guy around.
I’ve enjoyed the rest of today off from work with him. Speaking of work- it still hasn’t really hit me that I’m not going to my regular place of work tomorrow and that I’m actually working at Whole Foods. I have this pin and my apron and everything- but man, I think it’s going to take some time before it all settles in.
Maybe it’ll feel more real tomorrow-you know when I don’t have to be in an office at 7am and can go to the gym BEFORE I go to work. GAH such a change for me!
In the meantime, Will and I have plans to go out to dinner tonight at Le Diplomate (THE place to eat and be seen on 14th street). I’m so excited it’s not even funny.
Keep it wicked healthy xoxo