Tuesday, November 3, 2009

5 Simple Yet Satisfying Things to Do Right Now

1. Watch a feel good holiday-esque movie, such as Love Actually, The Holiday or even Elf. Hey, it is actually November now, so it's kinda OK to get into holiday spirit, right?
2. Make a delish, comforting warm fall dessert like hot apple cider with pumpkin pie or apple crisp. (Try Maiann's low-sugar healthy apple crisp recipe!
3. Go to your local grocery store and buy some butternut squash-it's the perfect time of year to get it on sale! Carve out the seeds, then chop it up into small pieces and drizzle with cinnamon and a few TB of agave syrup or light  maple syrup. Bake on 350 for 45 minutes to an hour. 
4. Clean out your closet. Get all those summer tanks 'n' dresses out of there and make way for fall fashion!
5. Walk around your city and take snapshots of anything and everything: the pretty leaves, a cute older couple or an antique building. Find the beauty in everything.


Shannon Boyle said...

This sounds like the perfect day..especially the butternut squash. Thanks for the ideas!

Kristen said...

hey rachel!

first of all, i LOVE your blog... you have so many great ideas and i love reading about them. i have a problem that you might be able to help me out with...

i just moved into my first apartment a few months ago after living in dorms the past few years and i'm loving it, but my one issue is making food for myself. i like cooking my own meals (so much cheaper and healthier than eating out) but with my crazy class schedule i just dont have the time to cook during the week. do you have any suggestions/recipes that are good to make over the weekend then freeze to eat later in the week??

hope everythings going great in boston!