Friday, October 12, 2012

Veggie Of the Week

Today was great overall! One of the best parts was Ayden's sweet mood all day! Here is a clip of him chattering away, minding his own business (you may want to turn your speakers down, it starts out pretty loud...):

And our agenda after David got home from work was a fun one as well. I made fruited chicken thighs and buttercup squash casserole for dinner and it was AMAZING (if I do say so myself)!

Buttercup squash!
I don't know why I never thought to bring out my pumpkin scraper!
With all the squash that we eat, It is now a permanent kitchen gadget!
Then we met up with a friend from high school who is the CSA (community supported agriculture) manager at a farm right around the corner from our house. She have us a tour and explained what they did and answered our questions about gardening. She also sent us home with an armload of veggies including some that will be new to us like beets and daikon radishes. I'm so excited to find awesome recipes for our haul! Last week we tried parsnips and this week we loved the buttercup squash so her generosity will keep the"trying a new veggie every week" ball rolling for us.

After our farm date, we had a hot tub date at David's parents' house. They played with Ayden while we soaked and relaxed. It was pretty late so Ayden played for a while but ended up crying after we didn't come right back (he's getting into the separation anxiety stage) then fell asleep. Since he fell asleep without eating and it had been a few hours he woke up after a little while. I suppose we'll call it a disco nap because I got him changed into his PJs, ready to nurse him to sleep but after he ate he was ready to party! He played and giggled and had a blast with all of us on the floor with him.

Once we finally made it to the car, Ayden fell asleep before we were even out of the neighborhood.  I transferred him to his crib and now we are ready to snuggle on the couch for a little while.  TGIF!



  1. That actually really looks like a kabocha squash :) We eat kabocha {winter squash} roasted, cut like you would a cantalope {leave the rine on, its easiest}, drizzle it with olive oil and season with sea salt, pepper and garlic salt cook until golden :) Divine goodness!! Its an amazing Thanksgiving side dish too :)

    1. Kabocha and buttercup squash do look a lot alike! This was definitely buttercup though. I wonder if they taste as similar as they look? We love any squash.

  2. Sounds like you all had a nice day. Relaxing in the hot tub sounds amazing!!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.