Friday, October 3, 2014

Food for Fall: An October Food Challenge

Yesterday I shared the results of my September fitness challenge, and at the end of that post I promised I would post my goals for this month's personal challenge link-up today.

As I mentioned yesterday, this month's challenge is all about food.  If you've read (or even skimmed) my blog, you've probably noticed that I love food.  (If you're new here and also love food, you should check out some of my Tasty Tuesday posts.  Some of my personal favorites include Creamy Roasted Tomato Pesto Pasta, White Cheddar and Fontina Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese, Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sour Cream Sauce, Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Spinach and Artichoke Tortellini Bake.  So good!)

Coming up with food related goals for the month was actually harder than I thought it would be.  I had several ideas, but I also didn't want to be overly ambitious.  Yes, the point is to challenge yourself, but, as I learned last month, I might feel like a failure if I don't achieve all of my goals.  (Not to mention the fact that October and November are going to be pretty busy months for me, so I won't have as much time to devote to these challenges as I would like.)

Back Camera
This is a picture from a few years ago.  Eric and I were getting ready to carve the pumpkins, but they didn't turn out awesome enough to show the finished product.  The pan was used to separate the seeds for roasting and the plastic container was for the disgusting pumpkin guts.  The beer was for drinking, obvi.

My October 2014 Food Goals:

1.  At least 2 of my Tasty Tuesday posts will feature "good for game day" recipes.  Despite the fact that I have not one, but two Fantasy Football teams (I can't believe it either), I'm not a huge football fan.  Eric, on the other hand, is obsessed with football.  Whether you love football or care just enough to choose your Fantasy players based on how cute they are (in my defense, I only chose one of my players for that reason!), you can probably appreciate "football food."  (For the record, "football food" includes things like chili, buffalo wings, hot dogs, and hamburgers.  You know, shit that will make you gain 75 lbs in a weekend but you don't care because it's so good.)

2.  I'll devote another Tasty Tuesday post to a pumpkin recipe.  After all, it's fall and that means PUMPKIN EVERYTHING!

3.  I love coffee more than most things.  In order to feed my addiction enjoy the great flavors that are available during the fall, I'm going to make a point to purchase at least 5 different seasonal coffee drinks (pumpkin, apple, etc.) from various coffee shops around town and then share my thoughts on each one.  Don't worry ... I won't drink them all on the same day.  I may drink a lot of coffee, but I still think my heart would explode if I had 5 (or more) lattes in one day.  I know that may not be the most interesting/exciting blog post, but I'll enjoy doing the "research."  I also think anything that encourages me to post more often than once or twice a week is a plus (and a challenge!).

So there you have it ... My goals for this month's personal challenge link-up.  I really want to start making Divulge and Indulge a priority, and I think these goals will give me a little push to post more often.  I also have quite a few other ideas for future posts, so hopefully I'll be spending more time writing and sharing things on this blog in the upcoming months.


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