The past two days, Mindy and Jan have fed you chocolate.
Here I am to be the spoilsport. *grin*
I'm feeding you squash.
I can't quite promise it's as good as chocolate, but actually, these days I am craving it more.
Today's gem is a Buttercup Squash. Isn't it adorable? I almost didn't want to cut it.
But I did.
And I tried 3 different ways of cooking it to see which I preferred.
|The photo really doesn't show my versions too clearly. :(|
Version 1 - just steamed - I sealed it in a foil packet with some water.
Result: delicious and rich tasting
Version 2 - cubed and steamed as in version 1.
Result: This was nice too. Version 1 was more of a mashed consistency, but this made nice chewy chunks.
Version 3 - Same as Version 1 but with a little pool of maple syrup instead of water.
Result: I can't lie. This was the hands down favorite. The syrup played really well with the rich squash flavor.
And now, because the shops are showcasing Christmas - I saw this exquisite Advent calendar wood carving in a store window tonight. I cropped it to try to show the detail. Imagine filling each of those drawers with treats each Advent.
|It's a little hard to see in the photo, but the bottom half is a series of numbered boxes - one for each day of Advent.|
Do you do an Advent calendar? We have the old Avon Advent calendar with a stuffed mouse (nicknamed Albert in our house). My girls still adore him 25+ years after the tradition began!