I’ve never watched Jersey Shore, but my plans for the day included GTL (gym, tan, laundry). I did my laundry and went to the gym, but my plans to “tan” were thwarted.
By “tan,” I mean eat only orange foods in an attempt to turn slightly orange (aka “sun-kissed”).
The orange food plan began to take shape last night when I decided I needed more soup in my life. I found a lovely recipe for a butternut squash/pear/curry soup.
Then, I decided to eat my entire acorn squash crop for lunch. Last year I grew many, many acorn squash in my garden. This year’s squash harvest fit in one pan.
The harvest included four squash halves, but I ate one before taking this picture. Perhaps I wanted to make my squash crop look even more pathetic than it really was.
I’m a HUGE fan of Trader Joe’s. The store could do no wrong — until today. Today it failed to provide me with ONE measly butternut squash for my soup.
I tried to stick it to Trader Joe’s by purchasing a butternut squash from Hy-Vee. This plan didn’t work, as there had apparently been a mad rush on butternut squash in Des Moines. Guess I wasn’t the only one who made elaborate squash soup plans.
I could have eaten an obscene amount of carrots to follow through with my orange food plan, but I was sad about the squash and needed comfort food. Few foods are more comforting than a bowl (or two) of consolation sprouts.
Because I usually have to remove “floor fluffies” from food that lands on the floor, I purchased a new toy to keep my floor slightly more sanitary. My new toy is a Shark steam mop. I steam mopped my floor tonight and was very impressed for several reasons:
1) I got to make Jaws shark noises while I mopped (dah nuh……dah nuh….dah nuh..dah nuh).
2) The steam warms the floor after it’s been mopped (obviously), so I got cleaner floors AND warmer feet.
3) My handy-dandy microfiber mop top cleaned all this off my floor.
Right now my floor is so clean I could probably serve squash soup off of it. If only I had a squash.