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Butternut Squash and Scallop Garlic Whole Wheat Pasta

Motivated by the Eat In [More] Month challenge, I made a tasty dinner tonight. I spent awhile this afternoon looking at recipes, and was going to try Liz’s Butternut Squash Risotto since I had both chicken sausage and butternut squash on hand, until I realized I didn’t have a few of the ingredients and I should probably cook what I had first.

My mom sent me back with some scallops last week, and I wanted to use them up. I knew I also wanted to use the butternut squash. Since I was craving the risotto, I figured I’d go for something else carb-based. And so…

Butternut Squash and Scallop Garlic Whole Wheat Pasta was born.


  • Butternut squash
  • Baby spinach
  • Mushrooms
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Scallops
  • Whole wheat spaghetti
  • White wine
  • Butter


  • Cover bottom of pan with a thin layer of olive oil.
  • Add garlic and 1/2 tsp butter.
  • Add scallops, sauteeing until most of the liquid disappears (so not the right word, but you know what I mean, right?)(if you do know the right word for this, please let me know.)
  • Once the scallops start to brown, add in a big splash of wine…to your glass.
  • Then add a big splash of wine to the scallops, too.
  • Sautee until glazed.
  • Set scallops aside, reserving liquid. 
  • Add a little extra garlic and olive oil and add in vegetables, sauteeing until slightly glazed.
  • Mix in with the pasta.
  • Eat.

You know, I started blogging because I love writing, but I’m really starting to love the photography aspect, too. I got my D-SLR right after I moved to the city almost two and a half years ago, but I’ve only started really learning about it lately, thanks to all my blogger buddies. I took a photography class at NYU one summer in college, and I think I’ve learned more playing and reading about photography on blogs than I did in that class.

I have a splitting headache, so I’m hopping in bed early. I think it’s from all the crap I ate yesterday. If you’re sitting there trying to decide what to eat, and if you should push your resolutions off another day, DON’T. It’s not worth waiting another day.

Eat In [More] Month

I moved into my new apartment about three weeks ago, and I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve made a real meal in my new kitchen. Granted, I was away for about a week, but still. Every single paycheck, when I see how many times I spent $5-12 on a meal, I vow to cook more and get less takeout.

I went to Trader Joe’s the other day, and my kitchen is relatively well-stocked. It’s time to cook. I tweeted, asking if anyone had any favorite recipes lately, and Diana tweeted back:

She’s hosting an Eat In Month Challenge on her blog. I tweeted back that I didn’t know if I could, or wanted to, commit to eating every meal in. (I’m single, and I live alone—meeting people for dinner is one of my favorite things to do!) 

While an entire month is a little overwhelming, I’m going to take this week by week. For the upcoming week, I vow to take breakfast (likely oatmeal) and coffee to work four times and to take lunch four times. I am busy after work Monday – Wednesday nights, so I’m not making any promises there.

But no more of this:

(Chinese food, last night)…

More of this…

(Bananas and sunflower seed butter on multigrain bread before an eight-mile run this morning.)

Obviously, I’ll be writing about what I make and eat here. What about you? Are you trying to cook more, too?