Enter farm full of veggies, stage right!
Enter, sharp paring knife for peeling....
And yon oven, through what does shine? 'Tis the flame of roasting time!
Good morning, peeps, I can tell it's almost September because the tomatoes are begging to be canned and sold, the acorn squash has taken on a deep gold underbelly and my favorite of all favorites....
Oh, Hallelujah Chorus up here!!!!!
So this is easy peasy and so delish that it can be used for a meal, a side dish, an appetizer or a snack:
Peel a couple of butternut squash. Cut in half and scoop out the seeds. (My chickens think they died and went to chicken heaven when I toss these seeds into their pens!)
Slice the squash into wedges:
Peel the squash if you didn't already do it when I mentioned it above and sure, I could just go back and change the direction.... But it's more fun this way!
Cut squash into cubes, slices, about 1/2" thick.
Put in bowl. Drizzle with about 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil.
Toss. Pour squash onto cookie sheet or roasting pan. Salt the squash liberally. (Think "potato chip" liberal)
Roast in 450 degree oven (hot oven!) for about 20-30 minutes. Turn once if you want to, but it's fine if you don't.
Now you're wondering what it looks like, aren't you?
I ATE IT ALL.
I can't believe I'm saying that, that I forgot to take a finished picture.
What kind of an internet hostess am I??????
I made a carrot cake on Sunday and ate 2/3 of it.
I'M NOT LYING.
I'm ridiculously hungry this week.
But since I didn't snap that picture, let me show you this one!!!!
RUTHY'S DECEMBER CHRISTMAS BOOK COVER REVEAL!!!!!!
This is how I'm celebrating Labor Day Weekend! With some peace and quiet while staring at this adorable cover that I love, love, love!!!!! Max and Tina's Excellent Christmas Adventure will be here in December, and what a fun thing that will be!
Happy dancing in upstate!
So to celebrate this, I think we should have a neighborhood end-of summer party here in the cafe! I've got chicken wing pizza for everyone..... Let me know what you'd like to bring to the party and we'll get a menu going!
Happy Labor Day weekend to all of us who labor.... May God bless us, everyone! And here are a few local pics to make you smile as summer draws to an end....
From "Cousin Palooza" a fun pic of giant (and youngest) son Luke (NYC Finance Boy) holding Elijah.... When 'Lijah goes to visit his NYC uncles, he thinks the entire seaport, helicopters, boats, planes are THEIRS.....
She's stinkin' adorable, speaks in complete and very long sentences, loves to talk, tells stories and is sweet and bossy....
REMIND YOU OF ANYONE????????
And this came to me from my West Coast buddy Keli Gwyn, and I died laughing!!! PERFECT, KELI!!!!
And then there's this when I was walking into the house the other day.... An "aww..." moment.....