Have you ever seen a squash so big!?
We got our CSA delivery today and the box was filled with giant yellow squash –
Plus a bunch of other loose things – onions for Karen, green beans, strange looking okra, carrots, potatoes –
On the menu tonight was good ol’ vegetable seafood spaghetti to use up a jar of open tomato sauce the husband had last week. It’s from Trader Joe’s and is HANDS DOWN the best jarred tomato sauce I’ve ever had!! It had so many different complex flavors –
We were going to serve the seafood + veggies + sauce over noodles, but when I started cutting up the MOUNTAIN of veggies, I decided I’d do more of a ratatouille-style dish. I’m glad I did because it was filling enough without noodles – and made for an easier dinner!
Veggies included the jumbo squash, zucchini from our garden, CSA carrots, and CSA basil.
I sipped on a Tonic + Lime Mocktail (just diet tonic and lime) while chopping –
The end result – topped with some parmesan cheese –
I estimated this mountain to only be about 300 calories, give or take a few.
I had a bout of insatiable "hunger" this afternoon. Hypotheses? 1) Lunch was too nibbly 2) Hormones!! 3) Not enough water due to outdoor run.
It wasn’t stomach growling hunger though, but almost a pain/ball of fire-type hunger, so I don’t think it was real (otherwise I would have had more real snacks). That’s why I think Option #2 was the most likely. My theory is that hormones make you feel hungry but you really aren’t.
I had a big bowl of Stonyfield blueberry yogurt with organic morning cereal and blackberries around 3pm. Plus a seltzer.
Plus 5 unphotographed kashi crackers.
Scraping The Bottom
But I managed to get out about half a cup! Grocery list: ice cream!