That was a close one.

It’s 5:11 in the evening, and it just occurred to me that I haven’t stopped by today.

Let’s see.

I’ve been working on a freelance gig and juggling dogs all afternoon, and it’s surprisingly hard to clock hours when you’re constantly having to break up fights and remove objects from mouths.

In less than an hour, we’ll be attending parent/teacher conferences. I’ve had no time to stress about what to wear, and that’s good. You get what you get: jeans, v-neck purple shirt, ivory scarf, orange socks, blue shoes.

I have an acorn squash in the oven. It will be ready in less than seven minutes. This excites and terrifies me, as I’ve never had an acorn squash before. If my stomach is growling during the conferences, you’ll know what happened. Butter and salt? Butter and salt. ‘ ‘ ‘text/javascript’>

15 thoughts on “That was a close one.”

  1. I felt compelled to comment because I have to tell you to put some brown sugar in your acorn squash with the butter. It is so good, my mouth is watering right now. You can also make them in the microwave to save time.

  2. Delurking for the first time in 5 years to tell you… Acorn Squash is the BEST. SQUASH. EVER!!!! They are delicious with a little cinnamon and butter. Or brown sugar and butter. Or just butter. Or just plain. When I bake them for my family of 6 I have to make a WHOLE squash for each person. It is the one thing that we all universally love as a family! I truly hope you enjoy! Now back to my lurking!

  3. How is it that you’ve never had acorn squash before? I ate a 1/2 for lunch today with blue cheese and pecans on it.

    One of my favorite meals is meatloaf and acorn squash. mmmmmmmmmm.

  4. I second the brown sugar advice. Acorn squash and brown sugar are So Good together.

    Also, the dog thing? I hear you. We have cats, but they are cats that do not get along. At all. Now that I finally have my kids in school full time, it does not please in the least that I often find my free time hijacked by having to referee the two cats.

  5. acorn squash: awesome with a bit o saltnpeppa but treat it like dessert and do brown sugar and cinnamon as well. or make a rice pilaf and stuff it with that. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  6. Long-time lurker. I’ll second Marianne’s suggestion of acorn squash and meatloaf together as a meal. It’s one of my go-to winter comfort meals … and they bake together at the same time! Perfect !

  7. Um, I know nothing of acorn squash. I did, however, make a killer pumpkin soup for supper last night (I followed (mostly) a Paleo recipe–the coconut milk is what made it so good–even my daughters enjoyed it! Yummy…but seeing the comments here, I may have to branch out and try an acorn squash next…

  8. I’m adding my acorn squash suggestion to the heap! I love it roasted with olive oil and a liberal sprinkling of chili powder (and a bit of salt). I usually do a roasted sweet potato-acorn squash medley with chili powder. Yum!

  9. Okay, tell me about the squash, how did it go?
    Also, and I know this is completely unrelated to this post (or anything recent, really), but I wanted to hear about the magnesium/migraine connection and the endometriosis/migraine connection — have you found any correlation between the two?
    (Just in case you need ideas for future naboplomo posts!)

  10. Ok, I had a whole other picture come to mind when I read juggling dogs, but I can see how your way could also get in the way of work.

  11. Ack! And I promised to comment on every one, but I have a feeling I’ve fallen behind. This counts for this one though, right?

    Tag, you’re it! ;-)

  12. As a vegetarian I think you will really dig the acorn squash. I just had raw julienned butternut on a salad for the first time! Recommended.
    My new fave squash is delicata -not as much meat but worth the effort!

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