Two points if you can name that reference.
Who knew this blog would turn so quickly into me talking about food every single day?! (I did)
At one point this morning there was soup simmering, smoothie blending and squash sautéing while I was scooping just ground oatmeal into a bag. All to avoid homework. Did I lose you, yet? Because I’m about to talk about oatmeal. And it’s not going to get any more interesting than that.I went grocery shopping this morning and bought oatmeal (warned you):
To come home and find that we already had a ton of oatmeal. Oops.
It's not the finest, but it's smaller (left) than what I was originally working with (right). This'll make do for the base of the bread...I think. TBD…
While I made a smoothie with two cups o’ kale I steamed this morning, banana, flaxseed and three plums:
When the squash was soft enough I took out the cubes with a slotted spoon and immersion blended. Strained. I only took out the cubes bc I wanted little bits of onion in it. I could have blended everything together in that one pot and made WAY less of a mess.
Put in some s&p and herb de Provence bc it happened to be sitting out. Butternut squash is my favorite. Bread, soup, risotto, pie, cookies, stir fry. It's versatile and sweet and so easy to work with. I had some brown bread left made yesterday
Put it all together and had a lunch fit for a kindergartner learning about their shapes and colors. We eat off of and out of circles, kids. And this is 2/3’s of a traffic lights colors. Teacher certification please.
The best part is that this was my trash fro the whole meal. The stock block container. I normally just use water, but figured since this soup is for everyone I should step it up a little bit with some stock.
It’s “Soup by Liz. Now, with standards!”
But this is the compost pot that we bring outside to the bin that my aunt then uses in her plants. I'd take a picture of that, but it's raining outside and I need to be more careful with my electronics as I’ve already dropped and busted my little camera (and then a week later dropped and FIXED! :D) that is all of five months old. This is why I don’t have nice things.
But I have nice lunches!