Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Butternut Squash & Bandster Hell

I believe that I am now officially in Bandster Hell.  I am still going up and down on a daily basis and am pretty freakin' hungry all the time.  One day I'm up one, the next down two, the next up three, then down three and so on...sigh.  I CANNOT wait for a fill.  I'm scheduled for one the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and I am countin' down the days.  So granted, I don't have a lot of exciting thoughts to boast about today...

My eating has been pretty boring during this mushie stage.  Chix salad and tuna salad plus a side of veggies.  I really can't fathom eatin' anything else that is supposed to be solid, into mush...so that's why I'm stuck on these, plus I took that Chix that my mom made the broth with so I'm up to my eyeballs in Chix Salad and I don't want to waste it.  However, I usually make some veggies to go with my Chix Salad and today I made my Baked Butternut Squash Fries...YUM!!  If you like Sweet Potato Fries, you'll love these and they are healthier.

Baked Butternut Fries

Heat oven to 425 degrees.  Cut squash in half and scoop the seeds out, cut in fries about 1/2 inch thick.  Be careful, its really hard to cut.  Spray pan with PAM (I use the Olive Oil one), line pan with fries and leave about an inch in between them so they can breathe.  Spray with OO Pam and sprinkle with Sea Salt.  Bake for 20min and then turn them over and bake for another 20min.   Taadaa!  :)

Another side I love...Lemon Pepper Grilled Zuchinni

Rinse Zucchini and cut in long pieces.  Fire up the grill, sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning and cook for about 5 -10 min.  I'm totally addicted to these!  :)

Hopefully tomorrow will be more cheerful.