Saturday, October 24, 2009

All squashed out

I am acorn squash’s bitch.  I tried it the first time Thursday night and ended up having it again Friday night.  I found this awesome recipe for stuffed delicata squash (never heard of such, but I think I’ve seen them before), but I looked in two different places and never saw anything other than butternut or acorn.  So acorn it was. 

I’m getting ahead of myself.

Earlier in the day, I roasted the acorn squash seeds from Thursday.  I put some salt and pepper and sage on them…they turned out pretty good!

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I had some hot apple cider juice while I worked on them.

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So back to what I was saying, I made the stuffed squash.  I sauteed onion and garlic in EVOO, added shredded kale then white beans, all while the squash halves were roasting in the oven, then stuffed the squash cavities with the mixture, topped with breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese, and baked some more.

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While I was cooking, Mom and I split this amazingness:

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Then had this with dinner…

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Alongside the squash, I made my “famous” Quorn-in-a-packet with onion and apple butter and gorgonzola on top.  Here’s my plate:

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I wasn’t such a huge fan of the squash.  I couldn’t tell if it was just too “squashy” or if the kale was just too bitter for me.  I ate most of it, though, while we watched our missed episode of Glee.  I found a way to rig up my dad’s laptop to the TV!

And here’s my dessert:

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This morning, Mom and I got up to finish our C25K week 1 run.  Before we left, we split a bagel and put natural peanut butter (ground at our Earth Fare store!) along with apple butter on top.

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On the left is my initial batch of apple butter, on the right is my 2nd (longer-cooked) batch.  I think I like it a little less done.  I’ll probably make some more for Christmas gifts!

We went to our little satellite library and got a couple of books then went to the grocery store, and while we were doing all this it was raining off and on.  We were going to go to the park and run on the trail, but every time we talked about going there, it would rain harder.  No lie.  So of course, we turned the car around to head to the Y to run on the track and the rain stopped.  When we got done at the Y, the sun was shining and birds were chirping and all that crap.  Never fails.

When we got home, I made THE BEST THING EVER.  A roasted apple, pecan, and brie panini on cinnamon raisin bread

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(cue Homer Simpson gurgling noise)

I found this cute little pack of individual-sized brie at Wal-Mart.  Who knew they carried such fancy schmancy stuff?

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Wee Brie!!!  Hehehe

I had this beerski while I ate my sandwich and watched the first part of our game…

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…and am working on this one now…

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Both from Magic Hat.  The bottom of the cap said “You’re a Winner!” and gave me a web address to go to..I won a bottle opener!  Wahoo!!!  I never win anything!

Speaking of winning stuff – I’m going to go back to watching the Clemson game – they’re beating Miami at the half!  Hope I didn’t just jinx them…. 

1 comment:

  1. I want apple butter as a christmas gift!!!!!!!

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