I paid my local farmer's market a visit this past weekend...and guess what they had?! Pumpkin! First time I've seen it this year. Whole Foods still doesn't have any canned versions for me to purchase. At least that means I'm saving like $5 per visit (so I only end up spending approximately $23423413). I am a glass half full kind of gal.
Anywho. Here is what I concocted last night:
A little mini pumpkin, stuffed with spicy chicken sausage! I sauteed some kale, added chili peppers, mushrooms & tomatoes, then finished it all off with some Cholula. The balance of the pumpkin (which I baked split open, face down in about an inch of water at 450 degrees for 20 minutes or so) with the spiciness of the sausage and peppers was quite enjoyable. I am really into spicy foods these days. Perhaps my trip to Santa Fe encouraged such behavior.
In other news, I took a week off the bike while on said trip. I passed the time in an arsenic bath, a soda bath, a mud bath, on a massage table and so on and so forth. It was a very difficult week.
I rode on Saturday, just for kicks. And since then, I've managed to avoid riding entirely. Sigh. I suppose tonight will have to be the night...and then CX practice starts tomorrow, which is motivation enough for me. Does anyone else feel like time off just leads to more time off?