Apple Picking and the Arrival of Fall

Hi, everyone!  How was your Moan Monday?  It’s been a busy day over here, but first, here are some more pictures from Sunday’s apple-picking trip at Beak & Skiff.

We picked Cortland and Macouns yesterday, and the apples were really small.

Ellen and I attempted to make a human ladder.

Apple-picking fail.

Oh, well—we had a ton of fun, and I can’t wait to start baking some apple-based recipes.

Workout – Run

After two cups of coffee, plenty of water, and a GU energy gel, I hit the pavement for a 5.25-mile run this morning.  Although the run itself was uneventful—just an out-and-back loop with some fartleks sprinkled in for good measure—today’s apparel is worth noting:  long-sleeved Under Armour top and bottoms.

This means fall has arrived.  Following my run, I also did some upper-body strength training and ab exercises.


My morning meal came in the form of overnight oats in a jar.

This never gets old.  Today’s mixture contained frozen strawberries and blueberries, plus Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup old fashioned oats, 1/2 cup almond milk, cinnamon and chia seeds.  I love using frozen fruit because it thaws in the fridge and leaves tasty juice that the yogurt soaks up.


My mom asked me to go grocery shopping at Wegmans (more on this shortly), so I picked up soup and sushi for lunch.

I used to have this combo nearly every weekend in college, but it’s been a while since I enjoyed some S&S.  To start, I had spicy red lentil soup.

This was my first time having it, and I’m a fan.  Sriracha might make an appearance in the future—the spicer, the better!  After polishing off the soup, I dug into the spicy shrimp jalapeño roll.

I topped each piece with some Wasabi—delicious!

In other news, here’s what the eating area of the kitchen looked like earlier today.

And now.

Ah, the joys of window replacement.

Off to cook dinner–we’re trying a new recipe tonight, Paleo Pad Thai.

What’s your go-to lunch combo lately?

10 responses to “Apple Picking and the Arrival of Fall

  1. I can’t seem to get enough of salad lately! A little boring, but it tastes so good! In fact, I skipped it at lunch today so I’m having it for dinner! Love the apple picking pictures-I’ve got to find somewhere I can do that!

  2. The soup looks amazing! I love soup…now to figure out how to get it lower sodium. I really miss it. Lol. Popcorn..i miss that, too. Hopefully someday soon I can start adding things back in with moderation and altering recipes.

  3. I LOVE soup! A good cup of soup and bread is a perfect lunch for me 🙂

  4. oh man. i so miss Weggie’s sushi, it ain’t even funny.

  5. Looks like a fun time apple picking! I don’t think we will get to go around me because the crops aren’t that great and I guess lots of places aren’t allowing you pick your own.

    I love Wegmans, so sad that I missed out on it for so long while growing up in Maine!

    • The apples were much more expensive this year. Usually, they’re about 80 cents per pound, but they were $1.35 on Sunday. It must be due to the poor apple-growing weather.

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