Dear Butternut Squash,
Please accept this letter with my sincere heart felt apologies.
In all of my years of grocery shopping, I have always passed you by. Sticking up my nose at your bulbous, misshapen body. Why did you not yell out my name as I walked on by. Throwing yourself off the shelf to roll in front of my cart wheel in almost a suicide attempt to get my attention would have possibly worked.
I am not sure what did it the last time. Maybe it was the twinkle in your root, the shimmer of your skin. But I thank you for hopping in my buggy. I know you were sad to leave your friends behind. But not to worry, I will bring them home on the next trip, because I will never again pass you by. Never, I promise!
Your new BFF
Will you look at that puddle of butter!!
Once I got my beloved Butternut squash home. I really had no clue what to do with it. There was soup and risotto that came to mind. But I was having a sweet tooth. So I used my new BFF as a vehicle to hold my cinnamon, apple, butter crumb topping mixture. OH MY GOD was this good.
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH APPLE CRISP