Even though today’s post has nothing to do with pumpkin, of course I am the kind of person to put the pumpkin in the background, just for October sake. Two weeks ago, I went to a party, and brought over some snowball cookies I had experimented on. They didn’t turn out so great, as I realized when I opened the box and tried one…I do fail once in a while when I try a new recipe, but that’s definitely not today’s topic. These noodles are A-class, smooth, creamy, rich-the texture you’d feel eating a bowl of Fettuccine Alfredo. Now, let’s talk about why October is supreme to the rest of the year:
1. I was sitting by a campfire, and a burning leaf somehow found its way out, and attempted to harass me. I managed to scoot my chair away as fast as I could. Actually, #1 is campfire. That smell of a burning corpse isn’t too pleasant, but it must appeal to some, because I found a “Campfire” scent at Bath and Body Works
2. The crunch of leaves beneath your feet
3. The view: it doesn’t even matter which way your house is positioned, fall colors come in all varieties and all places.
4. Sweater Weather. If The Neighborhood’s song didn’t make it clear enough, Sweater Weather is the weather. Mainly because of wearing oversize sweaters that aren’t yours, and don’t fit you anyways. For me, the sole reason is keeping out the chill during class. (The temperature in my school is somehow always the extreme opposite of the weather outside. Sweating buckets outside? Make it below zero. Snowfall? Let’s make it boiling point in here. Except during fall. The temperature just matches that of outside.)
5. Transition State. October is when the whole year has passed, summer’s gone, the school year just started last month, Thanksgiving (for Americans) is in November, and Christmas + New Years in December. The only anticipated day of October is the Halloween, and then out with that and in with the Turkey posters at the Dollar Store.
Quote of the Day
“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” Elbert Hubbard
Word of the Day
Parlay (v.): Turn an initial stake or winnings from a previous bet into (a greater amount) by gambling. (He was the first professional athlete to parlay his earnings into millions)
-3 cups boiled fettuccine noodles (I used spinach noodles so they were green in color)
-two ripened avocados, peeled
-two boiled white potatoes
-two cups fresh, washed spinach
-2/3 cup washed, chopped cucumber.
– 2 teaspoons garlic paste
-4 teaspoons coconut oil
-1 and 1/3 cup corn kernels
-salt and pepper, to taste
-lemon juice, to taste
Blend the spinach, potatoes, and avocados in a high speed blender. Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Set aside this avocado paste. Meanwhile, turn a skillet to medium heat. When it’s warm, put the coconut oil and saute the garlic in it. Add the corn after one to two minutes, and saute it as well. Do this for five minutes, and then turn off the skillet. Get out the noodles, add the corn, chopped cucumber, and the avocado sauce. Mix it in, and serve at room temperature.
Makes: 8 servings
Nutrition Info (per one serving):
Fat: 9.6 g
Carbs: 29.6 g
Sodium: 16.9 mg
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fiber: 6.4 g
Sugar: 3.4 g
Protein: 6.1 g