Saturday, October 27, 2007

It's Saturday! Here's what we're doing today....

After a looooong night of inexplicable tag-team crying by my four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son, we are all awake, slightly grumpy and puffy, but happy that it is Saturday (aka, the-day-daddy-stays-home). Here's some fun stuff that we want to do today...

Make Applesauce Pancakes for breakfast. They are a fun Saturday morning treat and with the oats, flax seed and yogurt, I think they are not the worst things for you.
Since it is kind of gloomy and rainy out today, I am thinking it might be a good day to carve some pumpkins (the kids can paint them and B and I can do the actual "carving") and roast some pumpkin seeds. Maybe later we can watch It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and eat popcorn (the kids think they have won the lottery when they get to eat popcorn AND watch a movie with Mommy and Daddy). I think in keeping with the "pumpkin" theme, I'll try this Rachael Ray recipe for Pumpkin Penne. If you make this, let me know what you think...I haven't tried it, but the reviews on Food Network are good!

Have a great day with your favorite pumpkins! Do you have any pumpkin-related recipes or activities to share? Please do tell! Happy Saturday!