Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Some nights it's like scraping the bottom of the mental barrel trying to figure out what to make for dinner.

Who am I kidding? That's most nights.

As I've mentioned before, my husband has his routine meals, but I don't eat most of the things he eats (hello hamburger three times a week!).

Sometimes I see something in the store that makes me think, that might work.

That happened in Whole Foods last week. I saw a bag of mixed quinoa (red and white), buckwheat and millet. 

I wasn't really sure what to do with it, but last night I remembered I had an acorn squash that had been sitting around since the last time I went to Whole Foods (or maybe the time before that).

So I baked the squash, made the grain mix, cooked up some green lentils, chopped up an apple, drizzled some maple syrup, sprinkled some nutmeg, and VOILA! Dinner.

I wish I could say I loved it to death, but honestly, I don't love quinoa. The apple and squash were delicious.

The lentils had a really weird reaction in the water. They formed these little bubbles and looked like hundreds of eyes staring up at me. I felt like I was lost in Greek mythology.
Should I call them my Argus lentils?

I forgot to take a photo, so this is the dish squeezed into a container for lunch.

So what do you make when you're feeling uninspired?


  1. You made a valiant effort!!! Go you!!!! We know I am not the healthy writer, I'm far too happy with meats and sugars, but I do love stuffed squash.

    The lentil pic is PRICELESS!!!! Oh my stars, so funny!!!!! I have no idea what I'm doing for tomorrow.... I was in NYC for four days last week, then got the stomach bug.... so maybe the lemon pie (VERY HEALTHY) I made before I got sick....

    It's probably germ-laden, but gosh, not through pictures, right??? :)

  2. Thanks, Ruthy. I'd much prefer the baked goods too, but I don't feel great when I eat too much of that kind of stuff.

    Sorry you had such a rough week. Praying this one goes better.

  3. I have an acorn squash and I know where to find lentils. WHOOHOOO!