Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mega post.

Mega post. Be prepared. There is a whole lota Suzanne comin' your way. Zip-a-dee-do-dah! Zip-a-dee-ay!

I mentioned that my good friend Dan has a family farm. He generously provides honeycomb whenever his bees have some to spare. He also delivers bags full of farm grown veggies in the fall. Holy yum. I've been roasting veggies all week long. Enter stage left: qwerkyqook approved onions. Super cute! Super delish. Saute in oil slowly. yum, drool drool.

Squash One
Squash Two. Rinse the squash, chop it in half or quarter, whichever you fancy. Then scoop out the seeds and roast face down in about an inch of water at about 400 for about 30 min. These things are not exact. I preheat the oven, slice the babes up, and throw them in. I then do a variety of activities which may or may not include, yoga, vacuuming and showering. By the time I've finished, the squash has cooked. It's done when you can "stick a fork in it". This is hard to mess up.

Scoop your pulp. I usually eat it plain. Sometimes I add sesame oil and tamari. Sometimes I sprinkle Chinese 5 spice on it. Be creative. Feel the energy. Get down and experiment. Your soul will want savory, spicy or sweet - go for it. Interestingly, I distinctly remember gagging involuntarily while trying to eat squash as a child. It was one of those " I really don't care. Sit at that dinner table until you finish your squash" moments. My parents were good with enforcing the rules :) Delve deeper into my strange childhood choices and you discover that as a baby I gobbled up squash like there was no tomorrow. My mom even brought my to the doctor afraid I was jaundiced. Nope. Too much squash gave my glowing complexion it's orange hue.

Also gifted to me were a plethora of perfect peppers. All kinds of colors. This week I got a bit crazy and finished the saute by adding a bit of tamari. Mmmm salty goodness.

Into the oven with the sqasheroo went sliced eggplant. Drizzle your aubergine with balsamic. Très sophistiqué . These disks of goodness cook a bit faster than squash. So maybe remove them after vacuuming, before your shower :) This is basically how to survive spending 35 hours at hotel Henne every 3 days. Roast up, and pack away. I have a ginormous cooler lunch box. I plug on. Me and my squash, we do ok.

Here. Enjoy this video while I entertain myself answering these 10 facts. Lisa and Abby did it, so must I.

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I watched this entire video and was so perplexed. A) how did Harmar Superstar get these celebrities in his video? B) I have never seen him sing a song without his beer belly making an appearance...what's with the spacesuit covering up his lovely lady lump?

1. If you won the lottery, what would be your one random, off-the-wall purchase?
A cabin on Leech Lake (sounds nasty, it's actually heaven on earth)

2. What is popular now that you just don’t get?
Intense and irrational fear of vaccines. People. Relax.

3. What would your last meal, you know, if you were ever about to be executed and you got to choose that sort of thing?
I would want a smorgasbord. Ready? Olives, Parmesan cheese, ketchup, Pizza, Tucci Benucch's chopped salad, Margie's Carmel chocolate brownies, Mom's poppy-seed cake, my mom/grandmas lemon Christmas cookies and rhubarb slush. Then I guess I'd probably puke right before execution.

4. When is it okay to start listening to Christmas music?
The day after Thanksgiving, I follow rules.

5. How do you feel about facial hair on men?
I judge on a case by case basis. Sometimes it really works.

6. McDonald’s or Burger King?
I guess McDonald's. Although I haven't purchased anything except redbox DVDs there for over 2 years.

7. What kind of soap do you use?
Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap. Love it.

8. What movie can you watch over and over and never get tired of?
Harvey Girls. The squid and the Whale. Me and you and everyone we know. The Little Mermaid (good tunes)

9. Favorite beverage?
NA: diet coke
Alcohol: pinot noir

10. What do you want for Christmas?
skinny jeans and suede boots. Fashionsita!
Großer Gott! Bis dann!

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Ooo, thanks for playing along & answering the 10 questions!! I haven't seen most of the movies on your list so I need to add those to my Netflix queue!

And those veggies all look DELISH. I am so glad my parents were also the type to mandate that we eat everything. It's wonderful to not be a picky person now.