Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Happy Wednesday!! I absolutely have to go to the market today!! I was not able to go yesterday because my daughter was not feeling well. It started Monday with a sore throat and then Tuesday it was a cold, and now today she has a cough. I have a feeling she will be a lot better tomorrow. My neighbor has a little girl too, that I pick up after school everyday because my neighbor works until 4:00. Well she called me this morning and asked if here daughter can lay on my couch because she was sick too. I told her of course, but I told her I really needed to go to the grocery store for a few things. I really have to go, I am out of so many things now.

I will use that big cart thingy that looks like a car so all the kids can sit down in it while I shop. I am so hoping Little Kevin does not get it. It isn't a bad cold, but I am sure the runny nose and cough are annoying.

Also, if either Alexis or Kevin are sick tomorrow, I will have to cancel taking my Grandmother shopping. She is 90 years old, and can't get sick, it takes her a long time to get well. So we shall see how that works out tomorrow .

I made bread on Monday, with the last of my yeast, so I really need some yeast, because all the bread I made went fast, I have neighbors that I bake bread for too, and I really enjoy it too. We had a lot of chicken this week, so I am hoping the market has a better variety of sales on there meet this week.
OHHHHH, and one last thing. Someone left a crayon in there pocket, ( I won't name names...LOL)and I didn't catch it, so now my dryer and a load of clothes are all a nice shade of purple. At first I wanted to scream, and then I calmed down and thought to myself, if this is the worst that happens, I am going to be okay:) Have any of you ever washed and dried a crayon?


Classic Baked Acorn Squash (Picture courtesy of Google)
1 Acorn squash
1 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Maple Syrup
Dash of Salt
1 Preheat oven to 400°F.

2 Using a strong chef's knife, and perhaps a rubber mallet to help, cut the acorn squash in half, lengthwise, from stem to end. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and stringy stuff in the center of each half. Score the insides of each half several times with a sharp knife. Place each half in a baking pan, cut side up. Add about a 1/4 inch of water to the bottom of the baking pan so that the skins don't burn and the squash doesn't get dried out.

3 Coat the inside of each half with 1/2 a Tbsp of butter. Add a dash of salt if you are using unsalted butter. Add a Tbsp of brown sugar to the cavity of each half. Dribble on a teaspoon of maple syrup to each half.

4 Bake in the oven for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, until the squash is very soft and the tops are browned. Do not under cook. When finished, remove from oven and let cool a little before serving. Spoon any buttery sugar sauce that has not already been absorbed by the squash over the exposed areas.

Serves 2 to 4, depending on how much squash you like to eat.


Mari said...

My daughter is also sick with a cold. They are really going around in my area.
I'm just checking in here, then I'm off to the store too. Happy shopping!

Anonymous said...

Oh, yes, I've washed and dried a crayon - only mine was green! My daughter was little, and a whole lot of her clothes were in there, too! Hmmm ... well, she had to get some new ones, of course. You're right, there are worse things, but you can't help but wish you'd seen that cute little thing before it did its work : (

Jenn said...

Oh boy! I've washed a crayon just yesterday and was so happy to find it BEFORE the dry!

Hope everyone recovers quickly over at your place.


Kate said...

First, how would you serve the acorn squash? I was raised in a house where I literally never had squash in any form other than pumpkin pie, and am just now learning how to cook it!

As for the crayon....there is something called Imperial Dry Cleaning Fluid which I am pretty sure my mother used to get crayon out when my brothers (3 of them, God bless her) would leave a crayon in their pocket. You might try that to save the clothes, worse thing could happen is it won't work! I know you can order it online.