First off - HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! What is/was your costume this year? Trying to be creative without spending a ton of money, I went with an iconic figure and it turned out pretty well - I only spent $2 for the red & white polka dot fabric and $3 for the red socks - I already owned everything else I wore! I got a lot of compliments on how it came together, so that was pretty awesome...here's a little photo of the finished product:
|Rosie the Riveter|
NOW...onto the food...
Have you ever cooked anything involving butternut squash? Until the other night I had not, and let me tell you it can be quite the process depending on the complexity of the meal you are preparing. Yes, I have heard that pre-cut, frozen butternut squash exists (although I have yet to see it...quite possibly because I wasn't looking for it) but where is the fun in that?! If you're like me, you find a great sense of peace, comfort & happiness in the many detailed steps of preparing a meal from scratch. There's just something about obtaining fresh produce (bonus if it was locally grown), washing it, peeling it, cutting into it & discovering what's inside - not just the seeds...the color, smell, taste...completely amazing components of nature if you really think about it.