So is there some secret to peeling butternut squash that I don't know about? The recipe just says "peel the squash", like you are peeling a banana. Meanwhile, I am trying every peeling technique I know of and I'm still mutilating the poor thing. Aaron looked at what I was doing and asked if I was whittling. Nice.
Once we got past the peeling part, I began to think I really like butternut squash. I am ashamed to admit I have never cooked with it before. It just wasn't in my usual repertoire and therefore was walked past in the grocery store for many a year. But last week I decided that this was the autumn of the butternut. Oh baby am I glad I did. Once I got it chopped and simmering on the stove, my house began to fill with a delicious aroma, slightly reminiscent of pumpkin. Boil until soft and throw it in the food processor. Add some maple syrup, and butter of course. It is good. So good. I think this little number will be making its way to my Thanksgiving table.
I'd like to thank Orangette, my new go to place for recipes, for this one.