I need to write about something other than tackling a nagging task, because frankly talking about nothing but the work I’ve gotten done is boring. And not everything I’m up to lately is boring.
For instance, last night I finally made butternut squash for dinner. Yum. It is one of my favorite fall foods (yes, pumpkin is good too). It was super easy, and super tasty. Here’s what I did…
1. Preheat the oven to 350.
2. Peel and cut neck of butternut squash into 1 inch chuncks (my squash was HUGE so I didn’t make the entire thing).
3. Toss squash in a large glass pan (a cookie sheet is better but I didn’t have one) and drizzle with olive oil (about 2 table spoons). Season with rosemary and salt.
4. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes (less if you use that cookie sheet) making sure to turn everh 15 minutes so your squash cooks evenly.
5. Serve with grilled chicken, caramelized red onion, and a little bit of brown sugar or maple syrup. We used maple syrup, it was delicious and all HB’s idea.
And I’m happy to report that I’m looking forward to having my leftovers for lunch.
HB and I have also been enjoying a lot of pumpkin foods lately. Like these gluten free pumpkin pancakes and these pumpkin quesadillas which we made gluten free using some simple substitutions like corn tortillas instead of flour. Oh and we’re eating lots of apples! We went to the Terhune Orchards last weekend to pick apples and still haven’t made it through our entire harvest, we’ve got maybe 5 left?
What have you been doing this fall? Any special foods or family traditions you’ve been enjoying?