How is your Tuesday going?
Mine has been good, besides the fact that my throat is killing me. Great – not another cold! I am hoping that it will just pass; I really don’t want to be like I was a month ago. =(
So I am hoping some green tea and a gingerbread cookie will make me feel better.
Marc was out of town last night for some meetings – it was quiet this morning. I made a hot cup of coffee with some peppermint hot chocolate. Tasted so good!
I think my wrapping job from last night turned out pretty good! 😉
Like our tree skirt?! lol – I bought Hanukah fabric last year and just wrapped it around the base! Marc loves it =)
Camera fun with J!
And of course with Lilly, too!
The breakfast time – granola, dried cranberries and almond milk.
When J took a nap I decided it would be a good time to make my Kobacha squash – my first time preparing it!
It was VERY hard to cut into! Dense with tough skin!
I used an ice cream scoop to get the “guts’ out – worked like a charm!
I cubed the squash, put it all in a cake pan, drizzled a bit of evoo and some sea salt. Covered it with foil, baked in oven on 375 F for 25-30 minutes and viola!
Tasty! It was more mild than butter nut and very delicious!
I rinsed off the seeds and roasted them after the squash came out. Just a dab of EVOO and some sea salt.
I didn’t care for them, though. They were a lot thicker than pumpkin seeds. I couldn’t really eat them whole because they were so fibrous yet it was painstakingly slow to crack them. So, I tossed them =(
Overall I am very pleased with my whole Kobacha experience! =) I just LOVE squash!
Lunch was late – around 2:30. An easy mexican style salad. Black beans cooked with taco seasoning, over romain lettuce, topped with shredded cheddar and black olives. Along with some salsa, tortilla chips and a carrot.
And a piece of sea salt dark chocolate for dessert 😉
Marc will be back tonight – I have no idea what we are doing for dinner. All I know is that I am drinking tea all night to help my throat!
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8 thoughts on “STOP! It’s Kobacha time!”
I haven't tried that kind of squash yet, but when I do other squash seeds I let them dry out overnight before roasting them the next day. It helps cut down on the chewy-tough factor, though I'm not sure if kabocha seeds would benefit from this method since I've never tried them.
I haven't tried kabocha yet because I haven't seen it at any of the stores I frequent but I really need to track some down. I adore squash – it's my favorite vegetable. Hope you get feeling better!
Oh i hate sore throats….makes me grumpylove your kabocha trial…isn't it good?I found the seeds tough too but ate them anyway.lil J pics are ADORABLE…He has the BIGGEST BLUE EYES!
You're making me hungry! :]
I never really liked hot tea before but I've really been enjoying it this year!
What a bunch of great pictures! (I especially like the ones of J and Lilly ; )I hope that tea makes your throat feel better … I think I need to do the same, as my throat is starting to feel similar!
you have one very photogenic little boy!
AW! Your pup is so precious!