Squashes. They come in various shapes, sizes, lengths, and girths…just like people.
But, what in the hell do you DO with them, besides use them for decoration? You know…also, just like people.
I bought a delicata squash (whatever that is, to be honest) just because it was so pretty! But then, when I got home, I had no idea what to do with it. So, I decided to steam it, mix it with nuts, butter, and honey, and hope for the best. But why did I hope? How could something mixed with honey, butter, and pecans turn out to be anything BUT delicious?
After I made this dish and looked at the calendar, I realized that this could be a simple Thanksgiving side dish. I honestly did not think of this beforehand because time seems to be but an illusion nowadays. Is it October? Is it nearly November? Is it still March somehow? WHO THE FRICK KNOWS anymore, aside from my telephone. But, given the way 2020 is going, I wouldn’t be surprised if my phone, too, stopped knowing what time it was.
Enough of my witty banter about the existential dread that comes along with existing this year. Here’s the recipe:
BASIC ASS SQUASH
Ingredients: (this is a loose list, swamp out stuff, add stuff, delete stuff, just make your damn squash already)
- 1 squash of some sort
- optional: toasted pecans and steamed brussel sprouts
- honey or brown sugar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Put a pot of water on to begin boiling. Use this water to steam your squash.
- Peel and cut. your squash into bite-sized pieces.
- Steam until fork tender.
- Combine squash, brussel sprouts, toasted pecans, salt, pepper, honey (or other sweetener), and butter into a bowl.
- Toss together gently to combine.
- Serve warm!
It’s difficult to give you exact measurements for this recipe because the ingredients will vary pretty wildly based on the size of your squash. I estimate that my squash was about 1 pound, enough for 3 servings. But, do not get too caught up on the exact amounts: all you have to remember is that it’s easier to ADD more stuff than it is to TAKE AWAY stuff, especially seasonings. So, start with adding about 1/2 teaspoon of salt and then taste, add more, and continue until you’re happy.
Check out the video below to watch me make this delicious squash recipe!