Bake-o-ramaApril 1, 2009 at 1:37 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
Tags: acorn squash, rutabaga, Tofu
This Thursday I am headed to New Orleans to check out Tulane Law School. I’m pretty psyched because a friend from college lives there AND my college roommate is coming down AND one of my sorority sisters is coming!!! YAY! I love that my life has been full of friends the past two weeks. It’s been rough since moving to North Carolina. It’s SO much harder to meet people and make friends when you’re not in school!
Another awesome thing: my friend’s step mom is a great nutritionist who has been on OPRAH! Hopefully I can think of some good questions to ask her!
With my impending trip, I knew I needed to use up some stuff in the fridge that James won’t eat which led to me baking up some tofu, acorn squash and rutabaga.
I was inspired to cook up some rutabaga fries after seeing them on Meghann’s blog. I had never had rutabaga before and I always love trying new veggies so I was pretty pumped about getting one at the store. Per her instructions, I roasted it at 415* but it took a lot longer then 20 minutes! I guess I cut them thicker?? They were still delish when I took them out of the oven after about 35 minutes.
I also roasted an acorn squash at the same temp for about 30 minutes. All I did was cut it up and put some olive oil on the part that would be touching the baking sheet. I love acorn squash. It has just enough sweetness. I usually just cut it in half but this time I cut it up more so I could easily take it to work for lunch.
Then I baked part of a block of tofu. Before baking it put some sesame oil, worstechire sauce, and BBQ sauce on it. Delish!
I figured out what I did wrong the first time I made tofu. I always read how you should put a book on it and dry it really well. I think I went a little crazy with that and dried it out too much. I like it MUCH better after only barely patting out the excess moisture.
This was such a fun meal! It’s not very colorful though. Good thing I had big ol salad full of veggies for lunch!
To Do Lists:
After seeing ToDoist.com on Angela’s blog, I decided to give it a shot! My planner is filled with tons of post its with to do lists on them. After playing around with it for a while and email with Angela about how exactly to set it up, I am in love! This is a MUCH better way to have all different to do lists easily accessible. You can easily assign dates and times to your tasks and keep them neatly organized under your various projects (groceries, blog, work, school…endless possibilities!!)
Right now we’re watching Slumdog Millionaire. It’s pretty disturbing so far. After hearing so much press about it I’m eager to watch!
What has been your favorite movie this year?