Thursday, September 6, 2012
Much better day
Today was much better than the first 2 days. The first week of school is always difficult. I forget about all the little things I need to reteach and all of the paperwork and meetings that are in the first week. I gat another new student. I am up to 19 kids. Good size class. My etsy shop has had several sales this week. It is hard to tell if the increase has been because of new items being added, summer being over of the fact that I posted an ad on a blog. Perhaps I should not introduce so many variables. Listing takes a long time so I wanted to get that finished before school started. Here is a recipe from vegeterian news that I really want to try. Thin-skinned delicata and butternut squash can be roasted without peeling. Serve this satisfying vegetable roast with brown rice, steamed bulgur, or polenta. Sprinkle leftovers with grated cheese, and broil until bubbly for a delicious next-day dinner. 2 Tbs. olive oil, plus more for greasing pan 1 Tbs. chopped fresh rosemary 1 Tbs. chopped fresh basil 1 Tbs. chopped fresh thyme 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.) 2 delicata or 1 large butternut squash, cut crosswise into ½-inch-thick rounds (2 ½ lb.) 1 acorn squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks (1 lb.) 2 medium carrots, cut on the diagonal into ½-inch thick slices (1 cup) 2 medium parsnips, cut on the diagonal into ½-inch thick slices (1 cup) 1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch-thick wedges Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly oil rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan. Whisk together olive oil, rosemary, basil, thyme, and garlic in large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add delicata or butternut squash, acorn squash, carrots, parsnips, and onion; toss to coat. Spread in single layer on prepared baking sheet. Roast 45 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and beginning to brown, stirring every 15 minutes.