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New meal and won the pedometer challenge!

October 18th, 2017 at 10:49 am

A couple nights ago I tried what I believe is our 53rd new meal this year!

We had a red kuri squash from the CSA and I read you could eat the skin, so I used a Rachael Ray recipe and braised it without peeling (just seeded and cut into pieces) on the stovetop with a little garlic, oil, salt and pepper. Indeed, the skin was totally edible and a nice flavor. I also made a dirty rice with veggie broth, veggie ground beef, onion and garlic, oil and margarine. Really tasty! I served with some storebought vegan sausages.

I pushed really hard to get more steps last week and topped 100,000, which is probably a lifetime personal best for me, except maybe on a long hike with my dad in middle school. I didn't think it would be enough to be the weekly top stepper since someone had gotten 180K the first week, but it was! For the first time in the years my office has been doing it, I got the weekly prize, a $100 gift card. If I keep up at least 10K steps a day for the rest of the challenge I'll also get a $25 gift card for completing.

I should get the gift cards near the end of the month, which is perfect because we have a parents' night out in mid-November when the kids sleep over at daycare. This will go a long way toward defraying the cost of our date!

5 Responses to “New meal and won the pedometer challenge!”

  1. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Wow amazing and congratulations!

  2. Carol Says:

    Sounds like a delicious meal! Congratulations on the step prize!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Congrats on winning the challenge.

    I had to look up your red kuri squash. I had never head of it before. Thanks for teaching me something new.

  4. snafu Says:

    WoooHooo Cheering for your challenge win. Kuri squash is new to me, will look out for it at the Farmer's Mkt this weekend. Having Googled, I wonder if it would be good as squash, apple, sherry soup.

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:


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