When I was a teenager, I remember telling my mom the only thing I ever wanted to make for dinner was reservations. At that point in my life, I did not see the point in learning to cook, but it is amazing how things can change over the years. Cooking is now something that I really enjoy, and it is a lot easier on the family budget than eating out all the time.
After spending a good portion of the last two years up to my eyeballs in school work and cooking for just myself most of the time, I am really enjoying having both the time to cook and someone to share meals. There is nothing better that enjoying a homecooked meal with your husband.
Fall is one of my favorite times to cook and today I took advantage of some of the wonderful flavors available this time of year. I may have actually gone a bit overboard, but it will be nice to have some things to heat up during the week. Cooking after working a long day and going running is still not my favorite activity.
We started the day with pumpkin pancakes with apple cinnamon bacon from Whole Foods. I also made applesauce and butternut squash soup. Additionally, I steamed and pureed some pumpkins that will be turned into pie in a few weeks.
I know that is sounds silly, but there is something rewarding about creating a delicious meal. It also keeps me busy while my husband wraps up his class work.