Hi Friends! How was your Saturday? Mine began with my usual Saturday run. It was gorgeous day in AZ…low 70’s and sunny! Who couldn’t resist being outside? In a few weeks it will be cooler here. Ok, so it’s not as cold as some of you are experiencing in your part of the world, but for AZ standards 60s is cold! Not to mention being outside is great for your overall physical and mental health.
After I raised money for charity miles with my run, I headed over to an open mall in north Scottsdale called Kierland. I had a few home items in mind for my new home and Z Gallerie was having a sale. I wasn’t planning to shop this weekend with all the crazies out there, but I risked it and guess what? It wasn’t busy at all. I suppose most people are either at the mall or already shopped out. When my Mom visits in a few weeks, I want to take her here to shop & even have a restaurant scoped out for lunch too! Mom & I love to shop!
Then I made the mistake of going to Target to pick up a few things. Do you know I witnessed two men punching each other in the parking lot? The reason…one guy in a truck almost ran over another guy walking into the store. Is this for real?!? 🙁
When I got home, I finished hanging twinkle lights in my courtyard and adding a few Xmas touches. The lights were SO MUCH work, but they sure are pretty! What do you guys think?
I finished eating my Thanksgiving leftovers tonight as well as the yummy pumpkin peanut butter oat bars I baked. I used crunchy peanut butter with mine, but you could use any kind you like. Next time I’m going to try these with hazelnut butter. I’m sure it will be amazeballs just like this one!
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 2 tsp pumpkin spice
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs
- ⅛ cup rolled oats
- Preheat oven to 350 and prepare an 8″ x 8″ pan
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl (except oats) and mix well until a smooth batter forms
- Pour mixture into the pan, sprinkle oats on the top and bake at 350 F for 20 minutes
- Allow to completely cool and set before serving