More Experiments

I didn’t really intend for today to be a day full of experiments, but who doesn’t want to want to be a their own lab rat? I mean really.

We met our friends at the park and had a neat activity planned that all the kids loved, including mine.

homeschool

Clear as mud, no?

We had a to walk around the playground and find the shapes drawn in the upper left corner of each box. Then the bottom two boxes were for any other shapes we found.

Cigarette butt? Ummm, I think that’s a tube? Yeah, draw a tube.

Shortly after our shape scavenger hunt I had to dive head first into some sassy Chobani.

chobani

Mama needs protein after a boat load of carbs this morning!

The rest of today’s packed lunch featured homemade guac (avocado, onions, garlic, tomato, salt and lemon) on Ezekiel (x2) and a raw shredded zucchini, corn, tomato salad tossed in miso ginger dressing.

guac lunch_1

Oooo look I found another triangle!

another_triangle

We got home to find the next experiment had been hand delivered. And just when I thought I couldn’t get any more hippie.

juicer

Awww, my first sludge. Someone take a picture. Oh… wait…

my_first_sludge

Ava was “very curious” (her words) and asked if we could make apple juice.

Well OF COURSE we can make apple juice!

ava_apple_juice

Notice my cup back under the spigot? Yeah, I need a little more APPLE in mine.

And check out what my compost bin gets to chew on! Awwwyeah compost bucket YOU. ARE. WELCOME.

pulp

This juice was SHOCKINGLY satisfying for a snack and I barely noticed any hunger as dinner time rolled around. Not only was I not very hungry, I was not in the mood for anything. Enter experiment numero dos. (That’s “number two” in Spanish, right? The only Spanish I know is from my gal pal Dora.)

This would be Kabocha, something I’ve seen around blog world for months now and finally figured out where to find it (hint: Asian market) and I’ve had two of these sitting on my counter for about a week now not knowing what the hell to do with them. Want to know more? Clicky clicky like I did from Holly’s site this morning.

squash

Diced up and steamed.

kabocha

In a bowl, drizzled with Almond Butter, like I’ve seen many times before.

more_kabocha

My thoughts: What am I missing? This was only OK. Maybe it’s because it’s not in season? I was expecting it to be really sweet and it just tasted like butternut squash to me. Someone tell me it’s supposed to be sweet!

I ate my bowl and called it dinner. I was just not that hungry for dinner tonight. I think I threw myself for a loop with all my experimenting.

That’ll be 25 cents for the freak show please. Cash only.

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7 Responses

  1. Hey, I loved your freak show!

    You got your juicer?? Yeah! You two look like you enjoyed the juice… 🙂

    I’ve got to get some more avacados and make your guac…it looks so yummy on that ezekiel! Num Num!

  2. i think you might need to roast it to get the sweetness to come out….
    congrats on your juicer! i never really got into that whole thing – my parents were big on it….i wonder how your kids will grow up to feel about it?!?!

  3. Sounds like a fun day of experiments! 🙂

  4. I’m thinking the juice did it for you on the no pre-dinner munchies. I’m contemplating making a 4 pm green juice a daily habit.

  5. OH dang oh dang that guacamole looks DEEELISH!

  6. Your compost must love you…look at all those scraps! You’re serious motivation to remind me to always feed my compost. 🙂

    So THAT’S what kabocha looks like! I’ve always seen the inside of it but have yet to see what the actual vegetable looks like in its entirety. I’ll have to hit up an Asian market to see if I can find one… 🙂

  7. haha…you are too funny.

    mine actually was pretty sweet – i don’t know if you just got the runt kabocha? try your other kabocha maybe? anyways, i think it deserves another shot.

    thanks for the link love girl…after roasting chickpeas in cinnamon earlier, i was reminded of your cinnamon hummus, which i think i am going to need to whip up next week.

    happy thoisday!

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