Reese’s has nothing on me

I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already. Being without power on Monday kind of made it feel like an extra weekend day. It’s almost hard to complain about not having heat and lights when that’s the case!

 

 
The interesting factor of my meals definitely decreased throughout the day yesterday. A combination of running 11 miles and expending way too many brain cells on blog technical issues will do that to you. Sorry for the incredible slowness of the site for much of yesterday. I think I’ve got it fixed now. *Fingers crossed.*
 
Breakfast:
 
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I was so excited for breakfast. Ever since Ashley posted her most recent buckwheat/cornbread bake that involved pumpkin I’ve been wanting to make it. It also gave me an excuse to use my cute new leaf bowl which got me way more excited than it should’ve. Verdict? Amazing. Not that I expected anything less, that girl knows breakfast!
 
On to lunch:
 
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Mushroom, kale, tomato and gorgonzola frittata. Yum. Smile Frittata’s are so easy. I honestly think it’s easier to make this than a sandwich. Granted, you have a pan to wash but it’s totally worth it.
 
And then I did what any normal person does the day after Halloween. I made my own peanut butter chocolate cups. I place full blame on Julie, Ashley and Lindsay for this. Try reading 3 different delicious posts about chocolate and peanut butter in the morning and not end up wanting some. Impossible.
 
My solution:
 
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The homemade Reese’s. Except I added almonds. Smile
 
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So simple, so delicious. Perfect fuel for an 11 mile run. I credit these bad boys for improving my average pace 6 seconds from last week’s 10 miler. Winking smile Sugar high!
 
Last but not least, my lame but tasty dinner:
 
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Trader Joe’s butternut squash ravioli with what else but broccoli! I absolutely loved these ravioli but Ulysses found them too sweet. They probably would’ve been better in a brown butter type of sauce rather than marinara but that would’ve required effort. Effort that I did not have after 11 miles.
 
And that’s a What I Ate Wednesday wrap folks. I’ll leave you with the super simple mock Reese’s “recipe.” Be like Nike and just do it.
 
Wannabe Reese’s Peanut
Butter Cups (with
almonds)
 
Yield: 4 individual cups
  • 3 oz. semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 5 almonds, finely chopped (optional)

Directions:

Spray a mini muffin tin to grease. Melt chocolate in microwave and spoon it into the bottom of 4 mini muffin tins in the pan. Next layer the peanut butter on top (you can melt this a bit in the microwave too to make it more “spreadable.”) Sprinkle almonds next if using. Spoon final layer of chocolate on top and try and smooth out as best you can. Pop muffin tin into the freezer for at least 20 minutes. Loosen with a knife and pop out pb chocolate cups. Store extras in the freezer.

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Comments

  1. 1

    Yum!!! I’ve been making a list of ‘desserts to make’ & PB cups are on there!

  2. 2

    Oh my goodness!! Your PB cups look insane!!! I loooove how thick they are!! I also love your leaf bowl + that you made my latest breakfast already. One of my favorites. :) Have a good one!

  3. 3

    I want that lunch.

  4. 4

    I want all of your meals! Maybe I’d actually deserve them a bit more if I actually put in a 10-mile run. haha Maybe one day… :)

  5. 5

    Dang– those are the easiest pb cups I’ve ever seen!! And I LOVE your leaf bowl!!

  6. 6

    Your meals look great! I also gave in to cravings for pb cups the other week and added a layer of pumpkin butter to mine. Here’s the link if you want to check them out:

    http://www.picklesnhoney.com/2011/10/19/pumpkin-peanut-butter-cups/

    So good! They did not last long. :)

  7. 7

    Oh. my. gosh. I would absolutely DEVOUR those!!! They look so incredible!

  8. 8

    Can I come live at your house… Now that you have heat:) your whole day of eats looks delicious! I love the leaf bowl. And congrats on your awesome peanut butter and chocolate fueled run!

  9. 9

    I think your dinner looks great — I love pasta mixed with broccoli and topped with marinara — we probably eat that 1-2 times a week.

  10. 10

    YUM. These look delicious!

  11. 11

    That dinner looks far from lame! and your reese’s cups look incredible!

  12. 12

    The frittata looks delicious!

  13. 13

    I could eat those. yup.

  14. 14

    How did you know that peanut butter cups were my favorite? And these look heck of easy to make! Yummy!

  15. 15

    I’ve been trying sooo hard NOT to make peanut butter cups but now i’m home alone and I have no one to reign me in I see some in my very near future!!! Thanks for tipping me over the edge! Ha!

  16. 16

    I’m so jealous of your leaf bowl! Adorable and festive.
    All of your meals sound so delicious and I’ll definitely be trying your reeses recipe very soon! The pictures have me drooling. :)

  17. 17

    Ohhh my gosh, yum! I’m seriously craving sweets right now and this looks amazing. And darn it, I just got back from TJ’s but now I want those raviolis.

    Don’t forget to enter my contest before tomorrow night, Gina! There are 3 other contestants so far!

  18. 19

    Literally everything in this post makes me hungry!

  19. 20

    Okay, now I HAVE to make these chocolate peanut butter cups. YUM!!!! Your right, after reading about them there’s no way you won’t want one.
    My twin boys are huge fans of that butternut squash ravioli from TJs.

  20. 21

    love love love those wanna be reese’s cups. if i didn’t have a halloween pumpkin full of the real deal i would definitely make a batch.

  21. 22

    Now those look delicious!!!
    And that frittata?! Looks better than any I’ve ever made!

  22. 23

    ahhh your lunch looks so good! and those pb cups…i am currently drooling

  23. 24

    Oh. Em. Gee.

    I want like every single thing you have pictured there. Those reeses cups look amazing!!!

  24. 25

    YUM, love this idea for a quick treat!!

  25. 26

    WOW! That’s a great idea for a quick sweet snack!!! I’ve never tried almond butter with chocolate before but I’m sure it’ll taste fantastic! :)

  26. 27

    the pb cups look amazing! I think I’ll try 2 batches. one with chocolate and one with carob. right now I’m in my carob phase again. :)

  27. 28

    wow YUM if I did a what I ate post, you would see cereal, candy, candy, candy, gold fish, candy, candy bar, chips, banana, apple, candy, candy, leftovers, candy, animal crackers, candy, whatever came out of my pantry in a bowl, candy, sweets, cookies, tea. So gross.

  28. 29

    Your eats look awesome, as always! :)

  29. 30

    you make me hungry now!

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