Thursday, October 2, 2008

very difficult

last night i had the bright idea of making butternut squash fries. you can google them and the hungry girl version of the recipe is the one i used. veggie fries? sounds great, doesn't it? that's until i realized that peeling, seeding, and chopping a butternut squash is VERY DIFFICULT! and time consuming. and really hot when you are pre-heating the oven, the top of which is the only free cutting surface you have at the moment. it took so long! and i was really working up a sweat. but on the other hand, they were insanely delicious, and insanely healthy (1 point for 1/2 the squash!!!) and my boyfriend liked them, which is a miracle, considering he doesn't like sweet potatoes, and that is one of the most amazing foods of all time. so a bit of yumminess for a lot of hard work. is it worth it? not sure. maybe once a month but probably not more than that. if you have a fry craving too it would be a good idea. i served the fries with a cheese turkey sausage (3 points) on whole wheat hot dog buns (2 points) and a side salad (points depending on dressing). very filling. i like how you can take things that would normally be not the healthiest meal and turn it into a healthy one. and still delicious. it just takes a bit of effort to find alternatives.

this morning i got up and went swimming. i've decided that if i swim in the morning before work i'm only going to swim for 30 minutes instead of 40. the pool is really cold and it's more motivating to think i'm only going to be in there for 30 minutes.

i wonder if i wont the lottery last night. someone in the "golden horseshoe" won so it could be me. although if i won i'd only tell my family and no one else because i wouldn't want to be treated differently. i'd just want to live out my life doing whatever i wanted, whenever i wanted, in the latest fashions. oh, and i would hire a personal trainer to train me every day. probably not a chef because i can make my own oatmeal ;)

today i am heading to the burbs again to help my mom out - better get going before i'm late!

11 comments:

Carolyn said...

Mmm Squash fries. Sounds good. Better than sweet potato fries?!?

Bi0nicw0man said...

hmmm....I just happen to have a butternut squash sitting on my counter...

Now your pool is cold? Seems odd that they finally turned the heat down now that Summer is over.

If you won, you'd have to tell us...cuz how else would you explain your sudden ability to fly us all to somewhere exotic for our blog girls getaway? hmmmmmm. ;)

Jen said...

*laughs* I always play "what if" (what if I won the lottery???) and Danny will never play it with me...it's fun!!!

I LOVE squash fries (and sweet potato fries)...the only problem is I usually want to dip them in mayo which makes them NOT SO HEALTHY!!!!

fittingbackin said...

I was going to try that recipe but was so intimidated by the squash! Now i'm thinking I had every right to be - ha! Maybe i'll try the sweet potato fries first... hmmm

Haley said...

Mmmm...I've been meaning to try making those -- thanks for the review!

Vanessa said...

The fries sound good!

Shirls said...

this line - "probably not a chef because i can make my own oatmeal ;)"

I love that line!!

fittingbackin said...

Def! I love your blog!

K - i'll try them on a weekend instead of a weeknight! Thanks again for the review. :)

AshinMT said...

Been lurking around here for a while now... but i just had to suggest....

I made carrot fries a while ago. Weird sounding...maybe. Delicious...Definately! I brushed them with a bit of olive oil and some kosher salt (same as the fries from heavenly sweet potatos). They almost were so good i didnt need to dip them in anything,which is a minor miricle because im the Condiment Queen.

Sara said...

hey I made those too last week! so so yummy!! but your right definitely more time consuming, but worth it for the points!

Sarah said...

We eat Butternut fries ALL the time! BF loves them and they are sooo good for you. I agree they are a huge pain in the butt to make though... and you have to be so careful to cut them JUST the right size or they get either burnt or soggy in the oven!