Sunday, October 30, 2011

Yep. Snow!

We woke up to a winter wonderland this morning.  So shocking to hear snow plows and see three or so inches of heavy, wet snow on the the ground.  On October 30th!  Hopefully this means it'll be an early winter and an early spring.  That would rock. 

In staying with the recent cooking theme I've been on lately, I made a delicious squash dish again last night.  This time?  Acorn squash.  Of course I saw this recipe on another blog and just had to try it.  I coerced my husband into having it with dinner by tempting him with a delectable steak.  Here it goes:

Roasted Acorn Squash with Browned Sage Butter:
  • Heat oven to 450F
  • Cut squash into 'flowers,' 1/2 inch thick
  • Remove innards
  • Brush tops and bottoms with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Place squash on parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until tender with a fork (the original recipe said to bake for 30-40 min but I found that to be waaaay too long)
For Browned Sage Butter:
  • Put a few tablespoons of butter into a small saucepan over medium-high heat
  • Whisk continuously until the butter starts to bubble and brown, about 2-3 minutes
  • Add dried sage and whisk for 1 more minute
  • Drizzle over squash and then lick your plate clean

Not much going on at our house today.  Chores.  Workouts.  Errands.  I did go to the garden store to buy a few little replacement plants for the two that had died in my terrariums.  I don't know if I didn't give them enough water (or too much) or enough sunlight... but the fern and the little spider-looking plant I put in originally just did not like living in my terrarium.  Hopefully these two new guys will be a bit hardier.

Do you have a 'green thumb' or do you tend to kill plants?  I can grow a mean philodendron but they are basically impossible to kill.  For some reason, container gardens are not my strong suit.  Maybe I need a big garden for my green thumb talents to really shine!  

Remember those pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting I made yesterday?  So good.  But 22 big-sized cookies is just too much for two people so I am taking the remaining 12 cookies to work tomorrow.  Happy Halloween, coworkers!

1 comment:

  1. That squash looks delicious - and so very pretty! Tomorrow I'm roasting my first ever pumpkin for pumpkin kale lasagna later this week - I'm excited! Next week acorn squash will have to go on the list :)

    I know what you mean about killing plants! Everyone makes it seem so simple - a little sunlight, a little water, maybe sing to them if you're an overachiever... if only it were that fool-proof!


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