However, during the weekend between the cardiovascular block and the respiratory block, I cooked up a storm. My roommates and I bought two pumpkins: one for carving, and one for cooking.
|Carving a pumpkin is halfway between a workout and an arts and crafts session. |
Notice the artistic use of the sharpie (upper right) and the athletic use of the knife (lower panel).
|The finished jack o'lantern. We put an apple cinnamon candle inside it and it smells amazing.|
|We roasted the smaller pumpking and pureed it to make pumpkin bread....|
|...and pumpkin yogurt...|
|... and pumpkin soup (sooooo tasty).|
|And, of course, there were pumpkin seeds aplenty.|
Pumpkins are so cheap and produce so much food! It's almost enough to make me consider becoming vegetarian.
Except, meat is so goooooood. A few weeks ago, I bought five pounds of ground beef (which lasts me a month or more). I was in creativity heaven with spices, and made taco meat and hamburgers and meatballs and even my own sausage. (I used wax paper to seal the sausages, since I didn't have any porcine intestine lying around.)
|Even though no one ever taught me to cook, I still think I can!|
Now that we're safely out of the cardiovascular block, I feels safe eating foods other than spinach and fish. Hurray!