I think this is the most excited I’ve ever felt for a Monday morning because WE’RE GETTING MARRIED IN 5 DAYSSSS!! What?!?! Like, seriously, where did the time go? I feel like we’ve been planning for ages now and it honestly felt like the big day would never come.
But here we are. Five days out and I don’t even know what to do with myself.
Of course there is still SO much to do, especially since we took on a lot of DIY projects, but I luckily have lots of help from family traveling in early. Therefore, I’m going to *try* to just relax and enjoy these next few days of preparation.
Someone remind me I said that in two days, please. #typeAproblems
These past few months of wedding prep have already brought such joy to my life, between extra visits with friends and family at our engagement party and bridal shower, long chats with my mom and mother-in-law over ALL the intricate details, the crafting (ohhh yeahhhh i’ve been loving it), and this beautiful virtual bridal shower that my blogging buddies threw me a few weeks ago.
YOU GUYS, I was almost in tears when I opened my Instagram and saw all these gorgeous recipes these ladies had created, all inspired by my favorite foods: pumpkin and peanut butter, of course 🙂 It made me realize how lucky I am to have these amazing virtual friendships, created simply by our shared love of all things food, even though so many of us have never met in person. These ladies are so thoughtful and generous and I’m so glad to have met them through this crazy blogging world! What a beautiful thing, especially in a time where the negative is so prevalent.
So be sure to check out their recipes—- I seriously can’t wait to try ALL of them:
Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Granola from The Foodwright
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter from Fooduzzi
Pumpkin Spice Baked Brie from Fork in the Kitchen
Gluten Free Baked Pumpkin Donuts from Nourished the Blog
Pumpkin Spice Whiskey Hot Chocolate from Spice & Sprout
Honey Apple Peanut Butter Tart from Nommable
Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pies from Joy Food Sunshine
Now onto this PASTA! This is an adaption of one of my very favorite pasta dishes on this blog, this Creamy Garlic & Leek Autumn Pasta. I decided to simplify it a bit with some tender roasted cauliflower, fresh thyme, and LOTS of minced garlic. Ohh and the biggest noodles I could find at Whole Foods 😉
It’s warm, creamy, cozy, and oh-so-perfect for this fall season (even though it doesn’t quite feel like it yet here in NC). I throw it together a lot on weekday nights because it tastes so indulgent, but it’s super quick and healthy!
It’s also very versatile— you can easily substitute your favorite fall veggies in place of cauliflower, maybe some roasted delicata squash or crispy brussels sprouts, or even add some crispy chickpeas or chicken if you’re looking for extra protein. Just load up that creamy, dreamy sauce!
So I’m going to let you know that I will be taking the next week off of blogging— you know, with that whole wedding business happening this weekend. I hope to post some details from our DIY prep this week, so follow along on Instagram or Snapchat (@pumpkinandpb)!
I know I’ve been posting a little more sporadic lately, with everything that’s been going on and all, but I’ll be back in full force next Wednesday with a recipe that I’m SO SO excited to share for my 2 YEAR BLOG ANNIVERSARY!! Oh and there’s going to be a HUGE GIVEAWAY that you won’t want to miss out on—- so be sure to stop back next week!
Have the most beautiful week everyone and see you when I’m no longer a single lady 😉