Loving Fall

November 10, 2017

Happy Friday!

I am loving all of the trees these past several days. The only bummer is that these gorgeous leaves fall off of the trees so quickly!

I am trying to soak up as much of it as I can.

The view out my back door.


I love walking up my street right now.


I’ve had a few days of over 10,000 steps this week and I thank these trees and their gorgeous colors for getting me outside.

Fall perfection right here. No filter, just pretty colors hanging out on the sidewalk before the wind takes them away.


On November 5th, I participated in the “5K LUNG evity Walk and Fun Run to End Lung Cancer” with the goofballs pictured below.

My friend, Liz (in the red hat) was diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year. She has been through chemo and radiation and is back at work now and doing great! She had several friends that signed up to support her and walk with her, and although she had many opportunities for short cuts in the walk, she completed the entire thing!

We all had a great day together, even through the light drizzle and chilly temps.


Not only was I happy to walk with her, but I was also all about the tree’s and the view.


Union Station and Chiefs pride!



A little peek of the city….and a beautiful tree.


Have you ever walked a 5K while carrying a Mimosa? Well, there’s a first time for everything. 


Mission accomplished!! Nice job Liz and Dooley!


Not only am I loving the Fall tree colors, but I’m also loving Fall comfort food like Butternut Squash Chili, Mom’s V-8 Soup,  Turkey Spaghetti and Turkey Chili.

Fall seems like the best time to try a new squash recipe.

Have you ever tried Delicata Squash?

I had two of them on the counter that needed to be cooked, and after looking at a few recipes, here is what I came up with.

We both loved this!

Think…Sweet Potato Fries….Kinda….Sorta…..


Roasted Delicata Squash
Serves 4
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  1. 2 Delicata Squash, sliced (Leave skin on)
  2. 3 T. Olive Oil
  3. 2 T. Pure Maple Syrup
  4. Sea Salt
  5. Cinnamon
  1. Mix Oil and Syrup in a large bowl.
  2. Add squash and mix well.
  3. Place squash on a baking sheet on parchment paper in a single layer.
  4. Roast at 425 for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking.
  5. Season with Sea Salt and Cinnamon.
  1. Make 4 Servings
  2. 1 Serving = 4 SmartPoints
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 I’d love for you to share some your favorite Squash recipes!


Okay, the weekend plans.

My mom has been packing for what seems like forever and is moving today, so the rest of the weekend will be filled with getting her situated in her new apartment. I’m thinking moving earns lots of activity points!! Hopefully the rain holds off. Who doesn’t love to move in a cold rain?? (Really big eye roll here.)

I hope you all have a great weekend planned that involves some beautiful views wherever you may be.

2017 Goals
Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Eat three meals and one snack daily
FOUR 100 Mile Walking Challenges this year! (This goal has changed a little now that I have this fabulous Fitbit.)

“love the life you live, live the life you love”



6 responses to Loving Fall

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com November 16, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Glad you like it too! I am loving this Delicate!!

  2. Delicata squash is a fav for sure. I never had winter squash of any kind growing up but these days I eat them as often a possible!

  3. julesfarm@yahoo.com November 13, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Oh…I’m going to text you, or maybe even a good old fashioned phone call!! lol. I need to know more about this squash. That sounds delicious….and…I miss you.

    Have a great week and I hope to chat with you soon and catch up!


  4. julesfarm@yahoo.com November 13, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    I hope you were able to get lots done, although 22 does NOT sound like a fun temp to be running around in.

    I enjoyed a lazy Sunday morning and got in a Hallmark movie and a pot of coffee. I though about you!! lol

    Have a great week Nancy!

  5. Love all the fall colors! That is something we definitely don’t get here in southern Arizona! My favorite way to fix squash is on the grill. In my gril pan I add cubed butternut, onions, apples, drizzled with olive oil and grill them until the butternut is almost done. Then I add chopped dates and chopped nuts. I love sweet and savory combos and this is definitely one. Serve this for Thanksgiving each year ❤️

  6. Tonight is a near record low of 22 and I would like to stay home and watch the leaves through my window but I have a WW meeting at 9 tomorrow. Once I’m out I’ll do a few things.
    I admire you and others that do 5 K’ s to raise money–such good causes.