So. The other night I left the gym after a particularly badass workout, it was 7PM, and I did not feel like making a full dinner from scratch.
I stopped at Trader Joes. I genuinely needed like 1 or 2 things.
I left with (what I imagine) every pumpkin product made by Trader Joes.
Spoiler Alert: this is one of those post written by the “half human side” – the “RD” was “off” on this particular day.
I left with: two bottles of wine, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin pancake mix, fruit, popcorn, a chocolate bar, almond milk, mustard, butter, cold pressed juice (Yellow), turkey, and cheese. The wine, chocolate, and pumpkin products were…..unnecessary. But delicious all the same.
Specifically I purchased Trader Joes Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli- I mean how does that NOT sound amazing?! I asked a couple of staff members how to best prepare it- and while none of them had any solid suggestions- they all mentioned it had been demo’d in the store where it had been sauteed in butter.
Famous last words: sauteed in butter.
So I braved the bitter cold, and I came home, opened by bottle of Nouveu 3 buck chuck, melted two table spoons of butter in a saute pan, and threw in the raviolis – and some kale.
I seasoned with some cinnamon, and a TINY bit of salt, and pepper.
So yeah if you’re looking for a delicious little treat – I suggest popping into your nearest Trader Joes for some of this pumpkin magic.
Then as if I didn’t get enough pumpkin – the following morning I made pumpkin pancakes with their pumpkin pancake mix. It was just magic. Breakfast magic.
A little bit of butter, egg, almond milk, and pancake mix. It was like I died and went to heaven. I cut the recipe on the box in half and that yielded 2 medium sized pancakes. Two medium sized pancakes of deliciousness.