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Victory in the face of fatigue

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Last night I had to work really late and traffic coming home was awful. I was exhausted when I got home at 7:00. I had called my DH to tell him I'd be late in the hope that he'd make us a dinner. Instead he had taken all of the droopy vegetables from our fridge that we had collected from our CSA and dumped them on the counter. We had 2 heads of cabbage, 4 types of summer squash, some onions, a bunch of parsley. 2 bags of salad greens, some carrots, some peppers, and some tomatoes, in various stages of droopiness.

I was tired, hungry and pretty pissed off and now I had to be creative in this weakened state. So I limped over to our computer and searched on cabbage and summer squash recipes. I don't know what I'd do with google sometimes. I ended up combining a couple of recipes that I found. Here is the recipe we ended up with. It was really good even though we ended up eating at 9:00.

1 large head cabbage washed cored and shredded
2-3 medium fresh summer squash sliced in half lengthwise and cored, reserve pulp
1 medium red bell pepper chopped
1 medium onion chopped
3 cloves garlic chopped
2 slices of whole wheat bread, made into crumbs in the food processor
4 oz reduced fat cheddar, shredded
2 oz parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
2 Tbl oregano
2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp olive oil,
1/2 tsp paprika

Place the cored squash boats on a baking sheet. Heat the oil in a large skillet and saute the onion and bell pepper for 5 minutes. Add everything else including the reserve squah pulp to the skillet and continue cooking until the veggies are soft and the moisture is mostly re-absorbed. Preheat oven to 350. Stuff the squash boats with the cabbage mixture and bake them on a silicon lined baking sheet for about 20 minutes. Makes about 6 servings. I tossed a salad with the salad greens, carrots, tomatoes and a pepper. It turned into a great fiber filled veggie dinner and once again I slept really well. I called Squashed Cabbage Boats


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