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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

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FANGFACEKITTY 8/23/2013 1:34AM

    FLORIDASUN said it all! emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 8/22/2013 7:49AM

    Awhhhh BIG hug to you! can't kill em! emoticon I've learned after 35 years of marriage you have to OUTRIGHT ask...then you have to give a DETAILED outline of WHAT you are asking and HOW to do it...he NEVER would have figured out how to google! emoticon But you PREVAILED....just as we women folk ALWAYS do...and veggies are right up our alley this week for the challenge...GOOD for you..and a serious HEAD smack to your hubs...just joking...well....maybe! emoticon

You are such a you BIG! emoticon

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SUNSHINE20113 8/22/2013 4:15AM

    Talk about victory!! That's inspirational!!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 8/21/2013 11:40PM

    That sounds really good!!!!!!!!!

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GOLFGMA 8/21/2013 8:06PM

    Sounds really good!

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MERRYMARY42 8/21/2013 6:01PM

    actually sounds great, if it has cabbage in it, is has to be good Thanks for the tip emoticon

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FEMISLIM 8/21/2013 5:14PM


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    " in the hope that he'd make us a dinner."

That is hilarious! You need to learn how to male! lol.

Glad it turned out favorably though.

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ALICIA214 8/21/2013 3:18PM


Very creative...That is a long list of ingredients but it sounds delicious..


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