Shape Your Life

December 4, 2009 at 7:27 PM 3 comments

You probably thought I would be sick of squash by now, as I went a bit crazy in November eating squash at practically every meal, but don’t think I am tired of ’em yet. I (carefully) cut open another acorn squash tonight and put it in the oven to steam (I bake it in water first). I planned on having a load of lettuce on the side, but when I went to pull the salad spinner out of the fridge, I found a soft sea of ugly greens. So…my side of salad went straight to the trash.

After searching for other items to pair with my squash, I decided I would survive if I didn’t make a “complete” meal for dinner. I topped the succulent squash with real butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds & chevre (more of the same). FYI, I could have skipped the seeds.

I’m not going to obsess over the fact that my dinner lacked a variety of color because acorn squash is loaded with beta-carotene (yelloworangered pigment) which has several health benefits.

Earlier today I picked up a few things at Target, including this:

Giada De Laurentiis is my idol!

Ever since my Food Network obsession began back in the 8th/9th grade, I have been infatuated by this amazing woman. I was so happy to see her on the cover of Shape. Isn’t she gorgeous? One of her 5 kitchen essentials listed in the article: Ghiradelli dark chocolate chips. “A handful of these at night really satisfies my sweet tooth.” This totally made me smile : )

Anyway, friends…hope you’re off somewhere enjoying your Friday night. Haven’t decided if I’m staying in or going out, but I do know that there will be dessert in my future…

~ Hillary


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mom  |  December 5, 2009 at 10:04 AM

    Yes, she is gorgeous – and so are YOU!

  • 2. Tay  |  December 5, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    No worries, I totally had a whole butternut squash for my entire dinner the other night ;-)

  • 3. Bekah  |  December 6, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Lol- Yay for finally getting the Shape! Gotta love Giada. Its funny your Foodnetwork obsession/giada story is basically the same as mine, but mine didn’t hit until sophomore year right when I turned 16! But better late than never. She is my idolll. :)


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