ready for this??
while grocery shopping last night, i decided that every time we go to the grocery store, i'm going to buy a vegetable i've never eaten/bought before and make something with it. brilliant, huh? i'm not planning on this lasting a year (maybe i'll switch to fruit next) but it should be fun. my very own cooking class. this trip's veggie?
squash!! i saw a great recipe for candied acorn squash in a slow cooker and haven't been able to get it out of my head. while i didn't plan ahead to put it in my crockpot this morning, i found another great (hopefully) recipe that i feel makes a good substitution.
tyler's grilling steaks right now and i can smell my creation stewing and it smells goooood.
here it is...
"butternut squash with onions"
you'll notice if you follow the link that i tweaked the recipe a bit, based on the fact that i don't measure and after reading the reviews and adding what i thought sounded good. :)
i cut the squash in quarters (had to warm it up in the microwave in order to put a knive through it), and after messy hands didn't allow for the precise 'slices' it calls for (nor do i have a vegetable cutter--whatever that is), i gave up and cut chunks.
in the meantime, i sauteed some onions (not the whole onion it called for, more like 1/3) in butter and then added the squash chunkies: the real recipe says to use the stove, others said using an oven worked great. i went for the stove.
so that's veggie venture number 1!