Thursday, August 20, 2009

sweet summer squash

All summer I’ve been meaning to hit up the farmer’s market that’s like ten minutes from my house, but Thursday mornings are tricky with jobs. Fortunately, today I finally made it!


Along with some gorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgeous peaches, I got this adorable little stripey guy.


I saw it and went “aww”, and the girl selling the squash said it was her favorite because it’s sweeter than usual squash. She recommended it on a sandwich, just sauteed lightly in olive oil, so that’s exactly what I did.


It was indeed sweeter than regular squash! So yummy and flavorful with just olive oil, salt and pepper. Yay summer.

I had it atop more of my homemade bread, toasted, and with a hard boiled egg on the side for some protein.


I ended up spearing the leftover pieces of squash on my fork with the egg slices, which was a DELICIOUS combination that I highly recommend.

Here is my plate, along with my tasty beverage- faux-ppachino!


I dissolved a heaping tsp of instant coffee in 1/4 cup water. Then I threw that in a blender with a Splenda (I just found the packet staring at me on my desk… it’s the first artificial sweetener I’ve had in forev… forgive me) 1/2 a tbsp or so chocolate syrup, and a few cups of ice. Puree puree delish delish!


It separated, but fortunately I found a straw in our drawer randomly. Crisis averted! I stirred it all together from time to time. It was so delicious! It made more than that glassful, I kept refilling it!


Holy froth, Batman!


Erika said...

I have never seen a striped squash like that!

Faith said...

I love the pretty striped squash! That drink looks really refreshing on a hot day!

Lindsay said...

That striped squash is super cute!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

That squash is soooo pretty! One of my favorite ways of eating squash is simply sauteing it. Your lunch looks perfect! :)

Anne said...

Aww I love the pretty striped squash! I've never seen one like that before. It sounds delicious :)