Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies & Stress

After I left ya'll yesterday, I ran out and taught Body Attack. When I got home, I enjoyed some dinner and then got to baking. As I mentioned before, we had a pot luck at work today. You guys provided so many great ideas for vegetarian friendly dishes I could bring in and I just did not have time to run to the store (don't worry...I plan to use lots of your ideas for dinners for Josh & I). Instead, I decided to bake up a batch of Maria's Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. I followed the recipe almost exactly, except I subbed pumpkin pie spice for the nutmeg & all spice and used chocolate chunks instead of chips. The beautiful result:

Thanks Maria!

Today has been a super stressful day! All of my projects at work are pulling me in multiple directions. I ran to the store on the way home to pick up some buffalo chicken for Josh and his friend (who JUST finished playing their new video game). I also roasted them up some potatoes. All together now with a watermelon slice:



My plan for the afternoon was to go for my last run before my 10 mile race on Saturday, but all of this work along with the pouring rain made that impossible :(. I am now eating some leftovers for din din (vegan asparagus soup, fruit, veggies, nut butter). I still have lots of work to do- hopefully it won't be too late of a night. Sorry to be such a Debbie Downer!

I hope YOU are having a fabulous night ;) Do you have weekend plans yet?

47 comments:

homecookedem said...

Those cookies do look beautiful! They'd be great to bring along to Thanksgiving or a holiday party. Thanks for sharing the link where you got them from.

Sorry you had such a stressful day. At least it's hump day! It's all downhill from here, right? :)

Oh, and thanks for complimenting my fur daughter's spots! I told her and she blushed! ;)

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

No real plans yet for this weekend. Though I want to try making those cookies now!

Stephanie @ cookinfanatic said...

It just seems to be one of "those weeks" if you ask me... don't worry about being a Debbie Downer girl, you aren't at all - esp with those lovely cookies :) We are getting the remainder of Hurricane Ida here and I think it's close to flooding, seriously been pouring down rain all day and the wind is howling :( Bah humbug over here haha, def not helping my mood! :/

I hope you have a great night :)

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

Let me guess ''call of duty'', bf is playing it now. I have 2 birthday dinners this weekend and this Wed. off is throwing me off. I keep thinking it's Friday already.

Jessica said...

Sorry you are stressed girl! Your cookies look delish. :)

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

The cookies look fantastic! I am jam packed with clients this Saturday! SO excited!! Sunday is family day!

Maria said...

Glad you liked the cookies. Put some in the freezer. I think they are even better frozen:) Sorry you had a stressful day. Relax tonight! We had the day off so it was really nice. We went to a lunch with a friend, watched a movie and relaxed. It was so nice!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

nice work on the cookies, those look awesome and I could easy GF them with subbing wheat with oat flour. Yummy and veganize them with buttery spread. Yum!

The weekend...no huge plans yet other than teaching a yoga class! And being with my family :)

Britt - Runnerbelle said...

Yummy looking cookies!!!

I hate stressful days at work. Hopefully you are able to leave work at work, and get some relaxing in tonight.

This weekend we are going to a small charity event and then out to dinner with friends to celebrate the husband's birthday and my birthday a little early. :-)

just me said...

This weekend is SEEING DAD! And HALF MARATHON!!! Going to be awesome! Then it's driving home to CALIFORNIA!!!

Esi said...

Sorry you're having work stress. Hope it gets better! This weekend I'm going to Palm Springs!

Lauren said...

I just nibbled on a pumpkin cookie. Yours look better though. :)

Sorry to hear about the sress you endured today. It's going to be better tomorrow. Promise!!!

K from ksgoodeats said...

Beautiful is right! Those cookies look delicious!! I love how boys are ALWAYS boys - my dad wants a Wii for Christmas and he just turned 50, haha!

You're not a Debbie Downer!! I hope the weather clears up for you soon and work slows down! Have a wonderful Thursday :)

lesley living life said...

Mmm ... I LOVE chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies (and even better with pumpkin!!)

MaryBeth said...

YUMM-O on these cookies, I love to mix pumpkin and chocolate but my husband is a huge oatmeal cookie fan and would kill for this ultimate combo cookie

Lizzy said...

those cookies look AMAZING! :) i love using chocolate chunks instead of chips cause there bigger which means more chocolate! hehe!!!!

I bet you a great night of rest will perk you right up! :) goodnight girl!

GF Gidget said...

It's my birthday on Friday, but I'm working. I do have Saturday off, but have no plans as of yet.

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

I want to gobble up those cookies!! I hope the stress from your work projects is over soon! It's been raining (terrential downpour) here for the past 24 hours and is continuing. Boo for no running :(

laura dishes said...

Those cookies look great! I need to look at the recipe and make a plan of attack. :)

I'm sorry that work is so stressful- sometimes the most stressful thing is being pulled in different directions, not the actual work! Argh. :)

Jenna said...

mmm watermelon!
jenna

THE ACTORS DIET said...

COOOOOKIES!!! i'm going to be in austin for one day, for a film fest. yee haw!

Anne said...

The cookies look amazing! Sorry your day was so stressful :( I hope tomorrow is better!

Deva (Voracious Vorilee) said...

This weekend I am going to get my haircut. I'm still trying to decide what I want to do with it. We may also make a trip to the zoo
:-)

Lainie said...

Oh my gosh...those cookies look incredible! Thank you for linking to the recipe, I have to make those this weekend.

Sorry you've had a stressful day - must be something in the air...mine was pretty horrendous too. It just means tomorrow can only be better, right? :)

Hope you're doing well chica!

Holly said...

Sorry about your day, girl. :-( At least tomorrow is Thursday.....and you have to be SO excited for your race!! Hopefully the forecast looks good?

Mmmm - those cookies make me hungry!!

Janetha said...

dang sorry about the stress! all i can say is i can relate. maybe i should make some cookies to ease the stress ;) xoxo

lilveggiepatch.com said...

Hope you get some rest this weekend, Erica! Your cookies look good and good for you... nothing like comfort mood to make you feel better.

I'm going to a wedding this weekend... should be fun!

ktbwood said...

those cookies look amazing! and no weekend plans..a bball game possibly but my college plays away for football this saturday so sadly no game :(

Anna said...

I am getting a haircut this weekend! So excited!

Pumpkin cookies are the best. They have such a lovely cakey quality to them

Nicole said...

Remember, it is better to undertrain than to overtrain. Just get out and walk for a little bit the day before. The rest will be good for you. With your run times lately, you will be fine!!! Those cookies look great!! :)

Paige (Running Around Normal said...

Yikes! Your schedule always makes me confident that I can power through mine. No need to worry about the run - I'm sure you'll do great! Your times always amaze me!
I haven't taken Body Attack yet at my gym. I need to find a time it coordinates with my schedule. Is it a good workout?

Abby's Vegan Eats said...

Your cookies look amazing!! Good thing you had them to combat your stress!!!

Dont ya hate when you have plans to workout and the stupid weather screws them up.. we are prob having similar days.. its been like a monsoon here.. i tried to go for a walk last night and got literally blown over.

Have a good one! :)

Amari said...

Some days are just more stressful then others, I hope you have a better tomorrow! This weekend I'm doing a 5K turkey trot with friends! I'm so excited! Good luck on your 10 mile race!

Priyanka said...

So sorry you are having a day like that, hope things get better today!

And I love your cookies!!

Pam said...

Wholly yum on those cookies!

We are going to see 2012 this weekend...can't wait!

Have fun!

RunToTheFinish said...

oh i can make these cookies for my dad this weekend!! I am going home to KC and very excited to see my friends

Holly said...

shoop girl you aren't a debbie downer - you are going through a little thing called LIFE. my sched is crazy too, and sometimes we just need time to breathe!

hopefully the vegan asparagus soup helped (sounds fab!) and you have a better day today!!!

teresa said...

GREAT job on the cookies, i want to reach in the screen and grab one! sorry about the rain!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I can't imagine how stressful work must be, but you seem like the type that can hold it together and get through it with your head held high--and those scrumptious cookies can't hurt the situation :-)

Rose said...

Oh, those cookies look good. I might have to make some this weekend!

It seems that my weekend plans made themselves for me! I guess some friends need to crash in DC, so it looks like I'll be spending time with them!

eatingtolivelovelaughtri said...

Hang in there! We are almost at the weekend!

Krista said...

Those cookies look dangerously delicious.....

*Naomi* said...

umm YUM thats all i have to say about this post!

no plans yet! just lots of relaxing :) maybe making these cookies!!

Julie said...

you better destress this weekend big time girl! you definitely deserve it :) hope you found someeee time to relax last night and it wasn't too busy of a night.

those pumpkin muffins look extra fluffy! they look so good :)

Shannon said...

i'm hoping to relax! it's been awhile since i've done that at home ;)

Meredith (Pursuing Balance) said...

Those cookies look so good!
My boyfriend is coming to visit this weekend (yay!). Tomorrow we're doing the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention walk. And there's some homework to be done . . . other than that, it's up in the air!
Hope your weekend is a good one!

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