10.10.2012

What to do when your mother-in-law gives you squash


My parents and my in-laws are great for many, many reasons.
One of which is their self-sustainability.
Seriously... 
between my parents food storage, and my in-laws' garden,
I think we could feed the entire world.
Twice.
So naturally, 
every time the husband and I take a trip down to visit,
we come back with some kind of food or another,
and this time, it was fresh squash from the in-laws.

(oh so tasty...) 
and I had some butternut squash left over that needed a home.
 Lucky for me, 
my trusty HowSweetEats gal, Jessica, 
managed to pull through, yet again!
I have yet to discover a recipe of hers that I didn't like. 
This one included.
(Ha. Try saying that 10 times fast!)
It ended up looking something like this: 


Picture courtesty of HowSweetEats
Along with the meal, I served some 
browned butter chicken with sage, 
which was basically the most simple thing on planet earth.
Brown the butter.
Add the chicken.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and rubbed sage, 
(and fresh parmesan, if you're a cheese freak like me.)
Cook til no longer pink, and voila.

And, if you, like me, lack confidence in your abilities to do any cooking without a recipe, then you, like me, can follow this recipe that teaches you how to brown butter successfully. 
Don't you just love the internet??

So now the next time your mother-in-law loads you up with fresh squash from the garden, you will have an easy meal 
with which to impress your hubby. 
Unless, of course, he doesn't like squash. 
Then you're just plain outta luck.

2 comments:

Abby said...

You are SUCH a good cook. That looks amazing! Oh man. Might have to attempt.

Coupleena said...

oh my goodness. Can I hire you as my personal cook when I'm on maternity leave? I would seriously pay you.