Did the elliptical at the gym for 35 minutes and taught a BOSU class.
No pictures. Nothing too exciting to report. It was tough. I’m pooped from teaching such a full schedule yesterday.
Sometimes workouts are great. Sometimes you just have to get through them. Today, I just had to get through it. You have those days too, yes?
So, yeah, I told you how Judah has been asking for an iPhone lately?
My new best friend Dana who comes to my classes at the Y came to the rescue in a big big way last night. Look what I got to surprise my little man with this morning.
And look what surprised me this morning when I looked out the kitchen window.
Yeah. Look at those guys just making themselves all comfortable and pooping all over our newly painted deck.
Hey, they inspired me to try something though. I saw in instagram awhile back how someone baked eggs in the over to hard boil them.
Baking anything in the oven for easier clean up. Yes please.
I tried it.
I put those eggs in the oven with my kabocha this morning.
I baked them at 400 convection for 30 minutes.
It was a little too long. Or too high. Or a combination of them both.
They were still edible, just a little tough around the edges.
I’ll have to try it again as the boys love hard boiled eggs.
I ate my other egg whites this morning like this instead though.
The sweetener free roasted kabocha squash turned out marvelously.
I made a special stop on the way home from the gym last night for the necessities at Smart and Final. (They have the best prices on both cat food and kabocha squash around here).
Oh, then I found this about 30 minutes later. Lovely.
My friend Mari emailed me awhile ago with some great tips on picking the right kabocha so I thought I’d pass it along to any of you who might be fellow kabocha lovers.
Here’s her tips.
In the following pics….
- Ring good. No ring- not good.
- Inny stem good. Outty not good.
- Dark green…not my favorite.
Wouldn’t buy kabocha
- The stems- Better worded, the ones that look like a chimney on top where they slope up. Not good.
When they have a flatter or slightly inverted area at the top. Good.
I don’t like dark green I like light. BUT, I have had good dark green when they are fat in width without a pointy top.
This is the one I cooked up today.
The tip. Is it good?
The ring on the bottom. It’s small, but I assume it’s good?
This squash was a little more watery than normal, but it roasted up well without any spray or anything. Just pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and dark cocoa powder.
Obviously coconut oil, Peanut Free NuttZo and a little almond butter made it that much better.
And yes, it did make my bloated and I still am and I don’t care. He he. It was well worth it.
I will be wearing my spanx tonight thank you.
Okay, gotta run. Have a good one!
Here’s a link for the day from Runner’s World:
8 Surprisingly Healthy Foods to put in your cart at the grocery store.
The only thing missing in the list is kabocha. Ha ha.
Have you ever baked eggs in the oven to hard boil them?
Any squash buying tips?
Actually, any random produce buying tips?
I could use some. I’m only good at buying apples. He he.
*There’s a couple hours left to enter the Wave Sayonara Giveaway.