Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Size of a Butternut Squash

I have been a slacker blogger.  Not because I haven't been eating - I get kicked ferociously if I pass up any opportunity for food - but because baby websites have become unreliable in comparing the size of my child to common kitchen ingredients.  They try to throw in weights and say "your baby weighs 2 lbs this week.  That's like a 2 lb roast."  Well, what if I buy a 3 lb roast?  Or a 1 1/2 lb roast?  What if I have the butcher trim off the fat?  Does it still count as a 29 week baby?  Lame.

Finally, this week they compared my baby to something I'll blog about.  But I realize that butternut squashes vary in sizes just as much as a roast can.  So whether or not we believe any of there comparisons is debatable.

29 weeks!

Recipe to follow, when I'm not so tired and when I've actually cooked the squash.

Update:  We cooked the squash for a veggie side dish.  I just cut it in half, baked it, and mixed in some salt and pepper and butter when done.  It  was tasty, but needs another try or two before I come up with an excellent way to prepare the squash.