Because writing a new post is so much easier than making a response comment to a comment:
What is a package of butternut squash? Is that just one squash? Your recipe sounds SO good, though! I’m definitely going to give that one a try!
Right now what I’m doing for my oatmeal is this, usuallywith water, though the one day I added pumpkin spice soy milk it was AMAZING:
- Oatmeal, dried cranberries, brown sugar, cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg.
I’ve also done:
- Oatmeal, apple cider mix, brown sugar, cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg.
- Oatmeal, raisins, brown sugar, flaxseed.
(I really need to remember to add flaxseed to my next batch that I mix up.)
And I’ve done:
- Oatmeal, apple bits, brown sugar.
I’ve never tried peanut butter, but it just doesn’t seem like it would taste very good . . . . I’m a little chicken. 🙂 But I’ll try to try it over this weekend, since I’ll be doing breakfast at home. And I’ve never tried ginger, either. I’ve not done much of ANYthing with ginger. I’ll give that a look, too! And the applesauce idea sounds SO yummy!
I really have to find a way to cut down on the sugar I’m putting in there, too.
I absolutely love shrimp! I don’t have it very often because it’s kind of expensive. But I should really look into learning how to shell and de-vein them myself and I betcha I could find a local fisherman selling them fresh really cheap. I should really take advantage of living on the coast!
I haven’t done much fish cooking, either, actually. I’m nervous about not cooking it through all the way or doing something that makes us both really sick. I love having baked fish when I go out to eat, though, so I should really learn how to cook it at home. Plus there are so many good things in fish. Your salmon recipe sounds really good, too, so I’ll see if I can figure out how to get more confident in that one.
I like a wide variety of things. What I’d really love is a bunch of ways to fit vegetables into my meals, though. I’ve been stuck in a salad rut for veggies and there have got to be so many other ways to include them!
I heard a baked veggie idea that I’m going to try. And I’m definitely trying Mom’s soup idea, but Justin doesn’t like squash, so he won’t eat it.
I tend to eat a lot of complex carbs like breads. And I need to cut down on those A LOT. Especially for my body type, I need to kick those as much as I can.
And there are days when I enjoy cooking and days when I don’t. Justin and I have been known to spend well over an hour working on a meal. And then there are those frozen pizza days . . . . But now that I’m exercising in the morning most days, I have more time in the evenings to make meals, so longer, more complicated meals are a welcome concept!
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The package of squash can be any size, because you just add enough of everything else to make it the consistency you want. My packages are about a pint and a half, I suppose, then I add about an equal amount water, then however many vegetables I want. You really can’t ruin it!
Take heart about the carbs. I used to eat a lot, then gradually reduced and now I don’t miss them at all. I used to think I couldn’t live without homemade bread and cinnamon-sugar toast and noodles, rice, or potatoes every dinner, etc. But cooked vegetables have taken their place. It takes time, but food preferences can change.
As far as the fish – when they say to cook it until it flakes, you really can tell quite easily if it is done. When it doesn’t “flake” it is quite raw looking, so you know it isn’t done. And if you go by a recipe for that particular kind of fish, it will give you a ballpark figure of how long it should have to cook. I’ve never gotten sick on fish, although I understand your concern. It is a good thing to learn how to fix.
Keep it up!
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