Force Field Against Stupid

Well Kids, it’s another What I Ate Wednesday, thanks to Peas and Crayons! As it turns out. I was quite the hungry monster! Like, two bowls of pasta hungry. Like nibbling on butternut squash while watching “Teen Mom 2” and swearing at the television, hungry.

Seriously, who SNACKS on butternut squash? Hmmm. I guess me. What 20 something year old woman watches “Teen Mom 2” ??? WHY? WHY? Criminetly. Can I please put a force field against stupid around my kids? Does that exist? Is it like the boy in the plastic bubble? Only more awesome? I hope it has sequins. My kids like sparkly things.

Ok, back to WIAW, For breakfast, I had my old standby of old fashioned oats with cinnamon and flax.

Oh yeah, and a GIANT cup of coffee. Because, you know. It was the morning.

Snacktime with little man was a lackluster pair of CaraCara oranges. THEY’RE USUALLY SO GOOD!! Failboat.

Lunch was a giant salad with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and goat cheese. The dressing can be found here. You see that pretty salad bowl? Yeah, my salad needed tossed. (do with THAT what you will) So I ended up eating it out of this bowl.


My afternoon snack was sooooo good. Hotel Du Chocolat chili chocolate truffles. Holy fat batman, it was wonderful.

I didn’t eat the whole package. Don’t worry.

DINNER! Oh, dinner. How I loved thee. It was more satisfying than saying “I told you so” to a Herman Cain supporter. (ok ok, maybe not THAT good.)

Pasta with Butternut Squash, Kale, and Goat Cheese

Butternut Squash, Kale, and Goat Cheese Pasta

by Cat Tan

Keywords: entree vegetarian fall winter


  • 8 oz pasta
  • 6 oz goat cheese
  • 2 lb butternut squash
  • 8 oz kale
  • 2 T EVOO
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 of the water the pasta was cooked in


peel butternut squash

cube butternut squash

drizzle with 1 T EVOO, salt and pepper and roast at 350F for 35min

Cook pasta according to package instructions and drain. Reserve some of the pasta water.

In the pasta pot, heat the remaining olive oil and saute the kale with salt and pepper

add in the hot butternut squash

toss in the pasta and crumbled goat cheese

add 1/2 cup of the pasta water and stir.

Serve and devour.

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Do you like butternut squash? Favorite Prep?

Have you ever had it with pasta? ZOMG.

6 thoughts on “Force Field Against Stupid

  1. I loooooooooooove butternut squash. Love. I love butternut squash & sage ravioli, although I don't have the patience to make it myself. I made a fantastic butternut au gratin casserole for turkey day a couple of years ago (also with sage), and my favorite local pizza place does a butternut, sage (they are the perfect couple!), goat cheese & walnut pizza that is AHmazing. When I make it at home, this is typically the way I do it - roasted & then tossed with pasta, goat cheese, and (surprise!) sage. :) I will have to try it with kale instead of (or in addition to) the sage next time. Yum.

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