Rest at last
Finally some much needed R&R… you know when it seems like time is inching along and flying by at the same time? Like you have barely enough time to get everything done, and yet it seems like you’ve been working forever? Today was definitely one of those days. I finally got a chance to have one of my Nature Valley Bars I keep stashed in my desk at about 5pm. By the time I got home though I had zero desire to cook. While I pondered over dinner I snack on some roasted peanuts.
I was in the mood for some serious comfort food too, but didn’t want to wait so I nuked a sweet dumpling squash (cut into halves), and then threw it in the oven for a few minutes to finish cooking while I ran downstairs to do my laundry. I had some brown rice & cooked kidney beans stored in the freezer so I decided to make some spicy rice & beans to stuff into the squash. Topped with extra Mexican-blend cheese of course… 🙂
On the side I toasted the squash seeds after tossing them in some olive oil, cayenne pepper, chili powder and salt. I also had a yummy can of sardines. Yes, I just called squash and sardines comfort food… Seriously though, when I was little my mom would always eat sardines on toast with me and toasting squash/pumpkin seeds has always been big in our family so to me those are total comfort foods.
I know this sounds like such a weird dinner, but for me it was incredibly satisfying. It totally satisfied a craving and was a nice cheap dinner since I already had all of the supplies! I have to say though, the sweet dumpling squash was really nothing special. It was stringier than acorn or carnival squash and the taste really wasn’t anything to write home about. A bit bland if anything. I think in the future I’ll stick to acorn, carnival or butternut.Yummmm… check out those spicy squash seeds!! I saved some of these for a snack tomorrow, so you may see a reappearance pretty soon. After dinner I caught up on some of the shows I had dvr’d and made a big batch of popcorn which I ended up not being able to finish so I gave to the brother. I guess I had a little too much fiber with dinner between the squash, rice, beans and squash seeds. 😳 I’m off to catch up on some reading and pack my stuff for tomorrow – I’m going home for the weekend to see the ‘rents and some friends who live back home in CT. 😛
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