Good evening! Did you guys watch Glee? My roommate Jackie and I did, and we spent most of it laughing. It’s Britney, bitch…
Dinner tonight was a treat. I spent most of class thinking about it, actually. The other day, I impulse-bought an acorn squash at Meijer. I had visions of something roasted, buttery, and brown sugary. And I actually accomplished it! With a little help from my mom via the phone, I successfully roasted my first acorn squash.
Mom told me these guys are pretty tricky to cut. She actually texted me later to ask me if I still had all my fingers – she wasn’t kidding. Thankfully, I made it through this first crucial step. Then, I scooped out the seeds. I’m soaking them overnight, and tomorrow I’ll roast them. (Does anyone else love pumpkin seeds?)
I popped both halves into the microwave for about eight minutes. Once they were fork-tender, I spread a little butter and brown sugar on them, and put them in the oven under the broiler for about five minutes. The end result was gorgeous.
I saved the other half. I’m going to try to incorporate it into tomorrow’s breakfast somehow. Stay tuned…
Along with the acorn squash, I had a go-to: a sauteed mushroom and spinach wrap with hummus. This was one of my favorite meals this summer, when I had to pack a lot of lunches.
I also had a bowl of Progresso Lentil soup. One of my goals this autumn is to learn to make soups. Last year I made a mushroom-barley soup that was really simple and great on a cold day. I’d love to learn to make an easy lentil soup, if anyone has a good recipe.
After din, I did some studying. For British History and Culture, I had to read Bernard Shaw’s “Mrs. Warren’s Profession.”
Glee was enjoyed with a side of Mango Sorbet.
I’ll be honest – this stuff took some getting used to. The texture and color are just a little off, but if you let it sit for a while, it’s worth the wait.
Anne, you asked if my dishes were vegan. Some may be, though not intentionally. For about six months, I was a vegetarian. Only recently I decided to eat fish again, and that soon led to re-incorporating all meat. Most of this takes place at my parents’ home, though. At school, I still haven’t purchased any meat or fish from the grocery store. But I’m hoping to do so soon!
I’ve got to get back to “Mrs. Warren’s Profession.” As soon as I finish, I’m going to dig into my new magazines. Also, I finally get to start “Mrs. Dalloway” for my Virginia Woolf class soon. I can’t wait – I’ve been looking forward to reading this book for a long time.