Greetings from Minnesota! I’m about ready to put the kibosh on this temperature reporting business. At first, I thought it was fun and a possible point of interest for people who live nowhere near Minnesota. Except I never know whether to report the morning temp, the current temp, the daily high – ah the decisions. So, should I keep the daily temp?
To force another decision on you, you’ll see that I created a little string of categories off to the right and organized my posts. The problem is that most posts fall into multiple categories, and I’m not entirely sure it’s helpful to have a post listed in 4 of them. Do you like the categories? Any I should add, delete, or re-name? Maybe I should break up the “cows” category into some different sections?
Now then, I’ll get on with my actual update for today. In my “about” section, I say I enjoy trying to cook. This is true. While my blog is far from a cooking blog, I figure any good farmer should at least occasionally talk about preparing food. I wanted to start with some more dairy-related dishes, but right now squash is on my mind. Enter – the butternut squash. We planted a few vegetables ourselves, but both of our moms are gracious about providing us with produce too. (A farm is a great place to have a garden.)
I only baked half of this beauty, and I saved the other half for sometime next week. Even the color looks like fall. By way of a recipe:
- Bake until soft and squash-like
- Spoon squash out of shell/rind into a serving bowl
- Eat while still warm with a generous amount of butter (a great dairy product)
I’m not much of a recipe person. I like to read recipes books and blogs for ideas, but I would guess 75% of what we make is done sans-recipe. My husband is generally a better cook than me, and I’ve learned a lot more about herbs and good flavor combinations from him too. I also broiled some chicken with onion, parsley and butter. My food photography skills aren’t so good, so I’ll refrain from posting something that looks unappetizing. My tip for cooking chicken is to always make enough for leftovers.
A cool morning today helped me through my long run. It went well, I felt well, and I came away with yet another new realization of how beautiful God’s creation is. Total miles for the week = about 21. Right where I hoped to be.
Don’t forget to comment on my daily temp and new categories if you have thoughts. Thanks!