I am trying to come up with at least a few things I like about this time of year, anything to counteract this horrible cold weather. My hands and feet are going to be cold for the next six months straight, BUT squash, for instance, is generally very cheap in the fall. The butternut squash pictured above was free, my neighbor got it from his brother’s garden. I got three meals out of it, and this is the first…
Using a fork, I poked holes all over the squash and baked it at 400 degrees for about 1 to 1.5 hours (sitting on a piece of foil to catch and juice), until the skin started to blacken. Then I let it rest until it was cool enough to handle.
add the squash, stir to mix. Let the flavors cook in – add salt, if you like. While that is cooking over low heat, let’s get back to the seeds. You may also pop some frozen fries in the oven, if that’s your thing. Lately it’s been mine.
Spread them out on a baking sheet. They probably only need to bake at 350, but I had fries in the oven at 425. I decided to compromise and turn the heat down to 400 – just keep an eye on the seeds and don’t let them burn. Burnt food usually tastes unpleasant. Be sure to turn the seeds at least once, about halfway through.
Meanwhile, let’s cook a few carrots, just because:
So, that’s at least one thing to get me through the cold seasons. What do you do to survive??