You never realize what a big mouth you have until you brush your teeth with your toddler’s toothbrush.
Apparently there’re a lot of square centimeters in the adult mouth as compared to the child’s. At least that’s what it feels like.
We spent the night away last night and I packed my toothbrush, a gift for everyone around me who didn’t want to smell dragon breath. But when we got home tonight I left the overnight bag in the car and I’m took lazy and cold to go outside and get it if there’s another option available.
Enter… the Strawberry Shortcake pink and red toothbrush with a bristle head the size of an atom.
It also has an unnerving bubblegum taste to it. Yep. It’s like brushing with one of the weird Orbitz flavors of gum.
I wish I could say the rest of this post will be more exciting, but I doubt it. I’m coming up blank with things to write about except the Amazing Race (on in the background – thank you, Lord, for TiVo), being brain-dead after an evening car ride, and…
…oh, wait a minute! I want to talk to you about gourds!
I’ve become a believer in the Bountiful Baskets program. If you’re not familiar, Bountiful Baskets hooks you up with fresh, wholesome produce for a fraction of the price. And I love it!
Every two weeks I trundle myself up to the local elementary school and empty two laundry baskets worth of fresh fruits and vegetables into my reusable sacks and toddle home. Two FULL laundry baskets of food… for $15!
I’m not a terribly adventurous cook, my main concern being not to kill my family with ptomaine poisoning, so the Bountiful Basket forces me to do create meals with dangerous and highly questionable items like brocoli, red bell peppers, fennel, bananas and pineapple.
This time I got all daring and ordered the extra veggie package. It has squash, specifically butternut squash, spaghetti squash, acorn squash and a small pumpkin.
I don’t know what to do with this and need your help. Last week I finally processed the pumpkins from Halloween and decided the grilled pumpkin seed thing is WAY over-rated. I’ve got steamed and pureed pumpkin waiting to do… something… in my refrigerator.
So… do you, my super-smart StealingFaith friends, have any suggestions for what I do with these squashy gourds? I need help! What’s your favorite way to make this stuff edible?!
This is a sincere request – I need recipes and suggestions asap so I can get these things off my counter! I also have some red potatoes (highly suspicious) and fresh spinach. Any and all help would be GREATLY appreciated!