Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Butternut squash OD

You know how sometimes a recipe that sounds okay in your head just falls flat? Oh, that doesn't happen to you? Well, it does to me. And it did, on Monday. I had a huge excess of butternut squash and I couldn't think of anything to do with it. I'd had a long day at work and cooking sounded therapeutic.

So I peeled it.

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And chopped it.

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And roasted it.

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And mixed it with penne and fresh tomatoes and basil, figuring they would help bring out the summery qualities.

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And it was just...meh. A little too sweet, a little too boring, not quite enough pop. I added some balsamic vinegar, which helped give it a bit more balance, but not quite enough.

Sigh. Next time I'll spend the 5 minutes looking for a recipe on Epicurious. This recipe looks amazing, and it would give me an excuse to buy a pasta maker.

5 comments:

  1. Cupcakes and CashmereAugust 27, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    coulda fooled me...this pasta looks perfect and i wonder if you added some spicy sausage if it would help a bit.

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  2. It looks good. :-)
    Sandy

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  3. Thanks, guys. Maybe I was just in the wrong mood, but it really was dull. You might be onto something with the spicy sausage, Em.

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  4. The colors are so vibrant! Lovely dish!

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  5. Pasta makers are completely and utterly worth it. That is all. :)

    (And yes, I'm guessing you've probably realized this some two years after this post...)

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