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When I have a lot to do, I make a list. When I have a lot to do and don’t know where to start, I make a list. When I have a lot to do, don’t know where to start, and am feeling slightly overwhelmed?
You guessed it, another list.
This weekend, I actually got a few things checked off my list. Trust me when I say that there are plenty of times I make a list that results in no actual action. This weekend, I…
- put some time into our wedding registry (more on that to come)
- blogged about hibiscus syrup soda
- wrote a freelance article
- did three loads of laundry
- met friends for lunch
- grocery shopped (twice, actually)
I also picked up our weekly CSA bundle on Thursday. I always wonder if passers-by on Main Street wonder what I’m doing carrying bushy greens or a large melon as I walk to my car…
We definitely got a melon this week – a yellow watermelon! To be honest, I knew this was coming but as I cut into it around 6:45 a.m. on Friday morning, I did a major double take before I remembered.
Isn’t it the prettiest thing?
Tastes the same as red watermelon – maybe a tiny bit less sweet. Still great with sea salt When you first cut into it, it so greatly resembles pineapple that you’re not quite sure what you’re eating until you take a bite!
We also received:
- green beans
- sweet peppers
- swiss chard
And my new favorite squash, delicata!
These winter squash are as sugary as a sweet potato, and the skin is perfectly edible. One bite and I was ready for fall.
The most obvious way to prepare delicata squash is via the oven. Roast these beauties and when they’re done, it’s almost like you’re eating dessert!
Inspired by Chez Pim, I simply did the following:
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Wash each squash and half length-wise
- Scoop out seeds and stringy flesh with a spoon
- Pat with butter, then sprinkle with brown sugar
- Roast on a foil-lined pan for 30-40 minutes
If I could bottle the smell coming from my oven and make it into a Yankee Candle, I totally would. It smells like fall and sweetness and leaves and a chilly breeze. All in that tiny little squash!
Skin and all, this squash is the perfect fall side dish. And so easy!
Enjoy, and don’t forget – free t-shirt! All you have to do is comment!
Question: Have you ever had a delicata squash? Are you looking forward to fall and all its delights?