Occasionally it’s good for a person to take culinary shots in the dark. This fall, I decided to take a risk of my own! I bought a butternut squash last week at the grocery store.
I wasn’t quite sure what I would do with said squash. And, have been informed by my dear, sweet husband that he doesn’t not like squash! In fact, I have made several squash references this week, and he has threatened that if I speak once more of squash he would pick up a squash and throw it on the ground. Ha!
After a somewhat frustrating hour or so after work today, I decided that I didn’t have much time, and I wasn’t sure what would happen, but I was going to cut up my dear little butternut and eat it! Well, part of it anyways.
I read a few recipes, and talked to a few people…. namely my two moms at work. I decided not to get too fancy, or too involved. I simply cut my baby in half, scooped out the seeds and membrane, and sliced her very thinly.
then she hit a bath of melted butter in a skillet. I figured gentle was the way to go, so just on medium. I dusted her with a little cayenne, some brown sugar, a turn of the pepper mill, and a little salt. After a bit, I decided to give her a splash of maple syrup…. and let her cook. Mostly, with the lid on. Near the end, I thought she might be getting a little soupy, so I dusted on a tiny bit of flour, like half a teaspoon…. and let it cook for a minute of so.
And TA-DA! Butternutty goodness!
Sweet and spicy…. yumminess. I have to admit that I took one bit, and am hooked. I HAD to share!