Poor Murphy. So many things confuse his little eraser brain.
Even still, he’s always curious to try to figure them out.
After sniffing and sniffing, Murphy decided that the pumpkin was harmless. But, as soon as Mal and I started to carve it, he was all sorts of confused again. It’s a tough life for this dog.
When I saw my mom this morning, she gave me a big bag full of reduced produce. Green bell peppers were just $0.55 per pound, so she couldn’t pass up a deal like that. Clearly, we have something in common.
Three reduced green bell peppers = stuffed peppers for dinner! 😀
For the “stuffing,” I combined wild rice with cauliflower, garlic, and marinara sauce and topped the peppers with bread crumbs. On the side, I whipped up some roasted broccoli. The broccoli was also part of the bag of reduced produce that my mom gave to me.
I really love reduced produce. If I’m going to eat it in a day or two, it’s such a good deal. It’s so cheap! 😀 But, if I don’t use it and it goes bad, I’m just wasting my money, so I always make sure to have a meal or two in mind when I buy it.
For dessert, I broke into one of the Halloween cupcakes that my sister sent home with me.
After dinner, it was time to carve our big pumpkin!
Pumpkin carving is one of my favorite fall traditions– Mal’s too!
Mal and I joined forces to carve the pumpkin. I dug out the “guts” and cleaned the inside of the pumpkin.
Mal designed the face.
And cut out the eyes.
I carved the mouth… and made an executive decision to add buckteeth! 😉
Now, Mal and I are munching on roasted pumpkin seeds. We topped them with Garlic Gold (because we are addicted to it).
Does anyone else think that this weekend was the shortest weekend ever?! I feel like the past two days were some weird-o time warp! 😯
Good night, all!