My computer has been slow and glitchy all day long.
I'm taking it as a sign.
Vacation time! The BF and I are headed up to the North Shore this weekend with his family. We will be camping, hiking, viewing beautiful fall colors and eating mostly trailmix.
And I decided this morning I will not be doing any homework or blogging. My computer is tired, I am tired, we both need a little mini vacation.
No worries I will be back on Sunday night/Monday morning with some gorgeous pictures. Probably not of the fine cuisine (I'm envisioning PB 'n' J sandwiches stuffed in backpacks...) but of the beautiful scenery.
Thankfully I was up and at 'em at 7am this morning to work on some of this:
Drawing blaaaaah...I am much more of a 3D person...ceramics or sculpture.
Of course I have the recycled drawing paper :)
Before touching any charcoal or pencil my hands looked like that.
After drawing they looked like this:
Gorilla hands! Haha. I was totally ok with it though because I finished all my drawing, so I can have peaceful, no worries weekend!
After scrubbing my hands for ten minutes(and noticing charcoal all over my face/neck/tank top ugh) I threw together some trail mix for the road...
In the Trail Mix:
-Dark Chocolate M&Ms
-Maple Cinnamon roasted Chickpeas
It's kind of blah...but it's all I had.
Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas
- 2 cups cooked Chickpeas
- 2 TBSP coconut oil
- 2 tsp pumpkin spice (1 t cinnamon, ½ t nutmeg, ¼-1/2 t ginger)
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 2 TBSP Maple Syrup
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Mix all ingredients in bowl. Spread in ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 40-50 minutes. Stir about every 10 minutes and check to make sure their not burning.
I like the plain old Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas I made awhile ago better. I thought maple syrup would have a stronger flavor/caramelize better. It didn't Live and learn.
My only goal in making these roasted chickpeas was not to burn them...fail. I don't know why but whenever I make granola, or roasted chickpeas I ALWAYS burn them slightly. Their always still edible...just a little crispy. Oh well, next time I will succeed!
Well my bags are all packed (I really need to leave before I stuff more things in them!!)
It is time for me to eat a quick lunch of leftover Halloween Burritos and whatever else I can scrounge up in my refrigerator...then class...then I get to hit the road!
Without this thing weighing me down!
See you after the weekend! Hope you enjoy yours as much as I hope to enjoy mine :)