11 October 2011

Simple Butternut Squash For Fall

Some simple thoughts for this rainy day.

When I started this blog my intention was to use it as a way to showcase my imagery, and write short articles on the topics that inspired the images. Since I have a portfolio with 2133 food themed images, and 402 health themed images it seemed like the direction to roll.

As the blog has grown, and continues to evolve I find myself wanting to take a more personal approach to the content.  It is becoming less a blog about lifestyle, and more a blog about my lifestyle.  Lucky for me the name still inspires and I am going to go with it.  I have the more business orientated blog at Brooke Photo Studio, and have been enjoying this blog as another creative outlet.

Lately the Autumn breeze has been my main source of inspiration.  I am enjoying long walks in the crisp air, and being able to wear a sweatshirt from time to time even all the way down here in South Carolina.  I yearn for the New England foliage, but am doing my best to feel all those fall feelings in my southerly location.

Simplicity is one of things I enjoy most about Autumn, and I discovered a delightfully simple way to cook one of my favorites - Butternut Squash.

Butternut squash is fantastic roasted, but I always have trouble cutting it into two equal parts and one side inevitably ends up getting cooked too quickly.  This alternate method solves that problem by saving the cutting for the end!

Take a whole butternut squash and place in a crock pot with 2 cups of water.  Cook on high 4 hours.  When the time is up the skin will be soft enough to cut easily.  You can scoop out the seeds and serve with a puddle of brown sugar if you are feeling sweet or scoop out the flesh and serve plain in the style of mashed potatoes.  With vegetables I am a butter hater.  I prefer the simple flavors of the vegetable with a touch of salt or some herbs. 

This is a great vegetable for a busy day so when dinner time comes I only have to worry about cooking the main course, the side dish is already cooked.  It is the perfect warm treat on a cool autumn day.

1 comment:

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