How much did you LOVE having that extra hour to sleep yesterday?
To be honest, I completely forgot that it was daylight saving’s weekend until I woke up Sunday morning ridiculously early. Ridiculously early after a late night of Halloween festivities. Something was certainly not right.
But then I got that amazing feeling you get when you look at your iPhone and compare it to your alarm clock and suddenly remember we turned back the clocks. You know that feeling I’m talking about. Oh, I was about ready to jump out of bed and do my happy dance!
Buuuutttt then I decided going back to sleep was much more pleasing.
The events following the extra hour of sleep were lazy and relaxing and oh-so-perfect. A little cooking, a little writing, a little photography, a little couching, a little yoga— ohh it was the perfect daylight savings day in my mind. I say we do this every weekend!
I swear I could eat this salad every day and not get sick of it.
Little pearls of whole wheat couscous paired with sweet butternut squash, crunchy asparagus, savory leeks, and fresh arugula— now that’s my kind of salad. I topped the whole thing off with a tangy vinaigrette that adds that perfect pop of flavor with every bite. Two bowls later, I’d say it was a success.
I originally designed this salad as a side dish for a vegetarian Thanksgiving meal, which it is certainly perfect for, but it’s also great as a quick meatless weekday meal. You could even add in some roasted chickpeas or pepitas for some extra protein and crunch. The first time I tried this, I made a huge batch and we ate it for lunches over the course of a few days. Mmmm did I look forward to lunch every. single. day.
Well, I hope you all enjoyed your Halloween weekend and daylight saving’s hour as much as I did! If you get a chance to try this salad, tag @pumpkinandpb in your tweet or Instagram photo. I’ve been drooling over all your photos this week of your pumpkin & pb creations!
Have a wonderful week everyone.