What I Ate Wednesday: Glory in the Gourd

by admin on October 12, 2011

Nothing could be finer this time of year than the beautiful…the glorious…the gourd.

Hello, Fall. I love you.


Naturally, these fantastic fruits (gourds are fruits, right?) deserve their own What I Ate Wednesday post, so we’re joining the gang over at Peas and Crayons to love, to celebrate, to revel in the glory of the gourd.

Want to join in the fun of fall cooking?  Check out my recipes, or stay tuned for the ones that aren’t posted yet (they’ll be up this week!)  Spoiler alert: they’re almost all pumpkin related.  I’ll try to branch out next week.  Maybe.

Best Breakfasts

Pumpkin Waffles top the list, obviously.


Not a lazy Saturday?  Want something you can cook the night before?  Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins, indeed.These look mighty tasty.

Don't mind if I do

So busy you don’t have time to cook, period?  I know the feeling.  You don’t even have to cook these babies.  Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats.

Disclaimer: Mix before eating


Seasonal Snack

What kind of food blogger would I be if I didn’t make some Pumpkin Butter to throw onto…well…everything?


Suppertime with Squash (the Butternut Kind)

The Butternut Squash and Farro Risotto John and his cousin made for me definitely wins the award for best dinner of the month.

It's dying for some farro

Delicious, creamy goodness

And…end scene.

What’s your favorite gourdelicious meal?

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

RadiomomRhetoric October 12, 2011 at 8:29 am

YUM!! I’m perfectly FINE if you don’t branch out from pumpkin! :) I made a great Butternut squash soup this week. Nothing screams fall like those gourdelicious meals!


admin October 12, 2011 at 8:46 am

Well stay tuned because there’s tons more coming up this week! Did you post your recipe for the butternut squash soup on your blog? I’d love to try it, but I’m not finding the recipe, for some reason :/


Caelyn November 5, 2011 at 5:55 am

I told my grandmetohr how you helped. She said, “bake them a cake!”


Rachel October 12, 2011 at 5:55 pm

mmm i love squash risotto! the whole foods i work at has pumpkin risotto on special right now and i’m dying to try it! last year i had some parmesan squash ristto alongside pumpkin ravioli (yeah epic fall carb loaded delicious feast) and it was heaven on a plate. followed by caramel apple pie. why can’t we eat so deliciously all year round?


admin October 12, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Pumpkin risotto? That sounds like Heaven! Is it pre-made or is it one of the recipe cards? If it’s pre-made, I must find it in mine, and if there’s a recipe card, I’m going to have to beg you to PLEASE send me a legible photo of that one!

I like to tell myself that, as long as I use unbleached grains and Earth Balance butter (as if any butter on a regular basis is okay), I’m getting plenty of nutritional value and can just move along with my life. This might not work out well for me… :)


Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons October 12, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Giiiirrrrl i love your bloggy revamp! stalking is so much easier now that i have internet =) hehe love it!

happy wiaw!!!!


admin October 12, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Thanks, Jenn! I love the new blog! So excited that you have internet again and will be around more. I’ve been a bit MIA lately, so I’m pumped to be back and know that you’re back too. LOVE your new picture on your blog. So good!


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