Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Squash me

< carnival squash

butternut squash>

I used one of each to make tonight's dinner, a pasta dish vaguely modeled on this Mario Batali recipe. Very good, even though I had rather a free hand with the crushed red pepper and it came out spicier than I'd like.

I made it with whole wheat pasta, and a perfect combination of texture. Plus, this would make a terrific vegan dish as well - I adore cheese, but this would be just fine without it.

This may be the healthiest thing I have ever cooked.

1 comment:

Dawn Fortune said...

Hmmm. Never tried that carnival squash stuff. My old New England roots require me to cut up butternut squash and cook it nearly to death each thanksgiving. I think my DNA might unravel if I were to entertain the idea of an alternative kind of gourd. Maybe next week, though. I bet it would be good with little bits of pork sauteed in there, too. Or maybe chicken. Hmmm. Thinking now...

Gotta say this is a very cool blog.