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Dinner: Squash

To make use of the abundant fresh squashes we got in our CSA box this week, I made a simple roasted vegetable dish served on top of savory steel cut oats.  The squash were cut into bite-sized pieces, tossed in olive oil and salt.  I also added a couple of chopped tomatoes and thinly sliced shallots before popping it all into the oven at 375F for about 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.  For the last ten minutes, I turned the broiler on high to give the veggies some char.

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Served ontop of steel cut oatmeal with a pinch of salt and a salty duck egg, the vegetables were simple, fresh, and delicious.

Good Morning

A good morningI wish all mornings could start like this. Fresh cooked steel cut oats ready when I wake up thanks to the BF loading the rice cooker the night before. I made my bowl of oatmeal savory with some finely chopped kalamata olives, green onions, olive oil, and maggi sauce. He made his sweet with maple syrup and bananas.

Unfortunately, I never have the mental fortitude to wake up early enough on weekday mornings to go through the whole routine of preparing oatmeal, even if it is just putting toppings on. I usually just put the oatmeal in glass tupperware and take it to work so that I can enjoy it leisurely at work. For some reason, if I feel guilty about lollygagging before going to work, but I don’t feel guilty about sleeping in until the last possible minute before I spring out of bed and rush to work.